Linguistic Oriented Coding Acquisition System

 




LOCAS
updated february 1999


Linguistic Oriented Coding Acquisition System


en fran├žais

Authors :
Michel Roland, Marc Jamoulle , Bernard Dendeau


In collaboration with Dr Werner Ceusters,

Director R&D, Language and Computing SA



Good practice in family medicine requires clinical data to be registered in
detail for individual patient management, while at the same time encoded for
epidemiologic or scientific studies, or peer-review and practice quality
improvement.

If the clinical language used by the physician differs a lot
from the language used in a clinical coding system, or if the levels of
detail are far apart, both activities (registration and coding) are to be
done separately which is time consuming and may lead to coding errors.

LOCAS
has been designed to overcome these problems. Based upon recent insights in
formal clinical terminology management, LOCAS, a potentially multilingual product, bridges the gap between free
clinical language and rigourous coding systems. Users can register clinical
data just as they speak, while LOCAS automatically sends back to them the
relevant classification code (ICPC or ICD-10 for instance).

 

Based on the International Classification of Primary Care
ICPC, Oxford University Press, 1987.

See also:
http://www.ulb.ac.be/esp/wicc

For technical inquiries:

Dr Werner CEUSTERS,
Het Moorhof,
HAZENAKKERSTRAAT, 20
B 9520 SINT-LIEVENS-HOUTEM
Belgium
Tél 00 32 53.62.95.45 Fax 00 32 53.62.95.55
For editorial inquiries:

Bernard Dendeau,
22 avenue des Lucioles,
B-1410 Waterloo, Belgique
tel/fax : 32 2 353 07 37










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