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The challenge

Implementing clinical terminologies is difficult and costly

Australia’s National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS), a collaboration between CSIRO and the Australian Digital Health Agency, is enabling digital health initiatives to use the same ‘language’ to capture clinical information in electronic health records.

Powerful clinical terminologies such as SNOMED CT are complex in nature, making implementation difficult and often costly.

Our response

We developed a world-leading clinical terminology server

Our researchers at the Australian e-Health Research Centre   developed tools such as Ontoserver to reduce the complexity of implementing clinical terminologies.

Built on HL7's FHIR standard, Ontoserver is a world-leading clinical terminology server that supports easier, consistent and more meaningful use of clinical information in healthcare.

The results

Ontoserver underpins the NCTS and is used internationally

Ontoserver is the fastest and most complete implementation server on the market. With more than 50 licensees across Australia and internationally, it underpins Australia's National Clinical Terminology Service, providing support for SNOMED CT, AMT, LOINC, and FHIR-based CodeSystems.

It is free to license and use for the Australian private and public health sectors, and is available for commercial license overseas.

Powering digital health

Our researchers developed the fastest and most complete clinical terminology implementation server on the market.