Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), Stanford University
Director, Stanford WHO Collaborating Center for Classifications, Terminologies, and Standards
Recorded: April 21, 2016
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Now that the United States has finally transitioned to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), we can anticipate the 11th revision, just around the corner. In developing ICD-11, the World Health organization is adopting some rather novel representational choices, including the use of a formal “content model” to frame the description of each entity in the classification; the ability to extract views (“linearizations”) from the standard classification to meet the needs of particular tasks (e.g., representing morality, representing mortality, coding descriptions for low-resource settings); the “post-coordination” of terms to simplify the enumeration of complex expressions; and the adoption of OWL. We will discuss the design of ICD-11, and what the migration to this next version of ICD might be like.