One step closer to interoperability: Applying SNOMED CT’s engine to the International Patient Summary

In 2022, SNOMED International will extend the core of SNOMED CT’s structured clinical terminology to deliver an open, standalone sub-ontology to support the scope of content within the International Patient Summary (IPS) under a Creative Commons license.

London, United Kingdom, Nov. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At SNOMED International’s recent October Business Meetings held in London, the organization’s governance bodies enacted a decision to extend the core of SNOMED CT’s structured clinical terminology to deliver an open, standalone sub-ontology to support the scope of content within the International Patient Summary (IPS.)

The IPS is an electronic health record extract containing essential healthcare information for use in the unscheduled, cross-border care scenario, as well as for local, regional and other care scenarios. It is a minimal, non-exhaustive set of data elements defined by ISO/EN 17269 and delivered by HL7 in both CDA and FHIR using a curated set of SNOMED CT terms.

There is a groundswell of support across all health sectors to increase the portability and usability of patient information for the purpose of safe health care delivery. In 2019, SNOMED International and HL7 International announced the formalization of a license agreement in which a relevant ‘Free for Use’ Set of SNOMED CT coded concepts would be used within the HL7 IPS. Most recently, we watched as G7 leaders collaborated to release a communique on the dire need to progress a global health interoperability agenda. IBM offers a working definition of interoperability as “the timely and secure access, integration and use of electronic health data so that it can be used to optimize health outcomes for individuals and populations.”  The G7 communique, which highlighted the importance of enabling digital healthcare systems worldwide to work together seamlessly as patients move between providers, facilities and even countries, is an impactful statement that rippled throughout the global health community. A charge taken up by the Global Digital Health Partnership, it is one SNOMED International is eager to support.

Embracing a collaborative approach, “SNOMED International has been pleased to continue to work with HL7 International and partners across Europe and beyond to define SNOMED CT content for use in the International Patient Summary,” offered SNOMED International Management Board Chair, Joanne Burns.

Continuing to act in the spirit of the IPS Freeset, SNOMED International has committed to create and release an openly available IPS sub-ontology in the first half of 2022 to enhance the existing cross border movement of information, and ultimately health system interoperability. Unlike SNOMED International’s Global Patient Set, a flat list of SNOMED CT codes and terms, an IPS sub-ontology will provide implementers with a product that can be used in healthcare solutions using the power of SNOMED CT through its query language and hierarchies for the specified scope. Use of the IPS sub-ontology will allow for more effective use of clinical data analytics and decision support, and for Artificial Intelligence applications.

Alex Elias, Chair of SNOMED International’s General Assembly, the organization’s Member governance body, has observed a significant increase in discussion regarding the IPS. “2021 has seen increased interest by governments and Health and Care organizations globally for implementing the IPS to enhance timely cross border health information flow and interoperability. This has been a primary driver in SNOMED International supporting this recent initiative to make the IPS sub-ontology openly available with SNOMED CT content.“

An organization with an extensive history and active program of collaboration, SNOMED International CEO, Don Sweete, has played a pivotal role in positioning the IPS sub-ontology as a ‘soon to be achieved’ reality. “As the G7 Health Ministers recently indicated, the importance of enabling digital healthcare systems worldwide to work together seamlessly so patients don’t suffer as they move between providers, facilities and even countries is a sentiment that has rippled throughout the global health community”, offered Sweete. He went on to state that, “continued work with fellow health standards development, national, clinical and technical entities, SNOMED International will dedicate resources to achieve the goal of digital health interoperability.” Sweete added, “equipping the IPS, already one of the best examples of international collaboration among standards bodies, with the full capability of SNOMED CT’s ontological design is a significant action that we can contribute to achieving health information access gains for patients.”

Over the coming months, SNOMED International is formalizing the steps and due diligence required to make the IPS sub-ontology available for broad release. Throughout this period, SNOMED International will continue to define the IPS sub-ontology, from content through to its release and maintenance approach for launch in the first half of 2022.

Visit SNOMED International’s IPS Sub-Ontology information page or subscribe to the organization’s news service to learn more as this initiative progresses. For additional information, contact info@snomed.org.

 

About SNOMED International

SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. This enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients and other stakeholders. We are committed to the rigorous evolution of our products and services, to deliver continuous innovation for the global healthcare community. SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation.

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Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group da Nikkiso Anuncia a Criação de Instalações Navais Expandidas na Coreia

TEMECULA, Califórnia, Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Grupo), subsidiária da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), tem o orgulho de anunciar a expansão das nossas instalações em Busan na Coreia para acomodar o novo Centro Naval deles. Esta expansão representa o compromisso e apoio deles ao crescimento da indústria de construção naval coreana.

A nova e maior instalação fornece soluções marítimas de sistema completo e servirá como a base do Grupo para todas as atividades marítimas da Coreia. Como instalação unificada da Nikkiso, eles fornecerão soluções marítimas, incluindo skids de bombas, vaporizadores, controles, skids de gás combustível de alta pressão, serviços e muito mais. A instalação inclui capacidades completas de testes criogênicos, e equipe expandida de engenheiros de concepção, gerentes de produção e projetos.

A área naval tem sido um dos principais focos do Grupo, e essa expansão proporciona uma forte estrutura de suporte para o crescimento futuro. A nova instalação está perfeitamente localizada na região para apoiar os principais clientes e proporcionar crescimento antecipado do foco da indústria naval em energia limpa. Com aproximadamente 4.000 metros quadrados, a instalação está equipada para fabricar bombas criogênicas, skid de vaporizador FGSS, skids de estação LH2, skids de processo, e também contará com a mais recente instalação de teste de skid de bomba LN2. O local também inclui um centro de serviço de 342 metros quadrados.

De acordo com Daryl Lamy, Presidente da Nikkiso Cryogenic Pumps: “a Nikkiso ACD é o fornecedor preferido de skids de Gás Combustível para a indústria de construção naval coreana há mais de 20 anos! Com a nossa nova instalação de embalagem e teste de skid localizada perto dos estaleiros na Coreia, agora temos ainda maior capacidade e suporte local para atender ao substancial aumento e demanda global por novas embarcações de transporte e carga movidas a GNL.”

De acordo com Peter Wagner, CEO da Cryogenic Industries e Presidente do Grupo: “Este é um próximo passo empolgante e um marco importante para o nosso Grupo e para o mercado Naval movido a GNL, além de ser um benefício significativo para os nossos clientes da área Naval. A Nikkiso CE&IG agora pode fornecer sistemas e soluções completas para nossos clientes com suporte total da fábrica.”

Informações de Contato:

Nikkiso Clean Energy e Industrial Gases – Coreia
Matriz e Fábrica         : 83, Nosan sanup jung-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan, 46752, Coreia do Sul
Escritório              : #1912, 170 Ganggyo jungang-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon,
Gyuenggi 16614 Coreia do Sul
info@NikkisoCEIG-Korea.com

SOBRE A CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
A Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (agora membro da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) fabrica equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados e plantas de processo de pequena escala para as indústrias de gás natural liquefeito (GNL), serviços de poços e gás industrial. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip, e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

Para mais informação, visite www.nikkisoCEIG.com e www.nikkiso.com.

CONTATO COM A MÍDIA:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group annonce la création d’une installation maritime agrandie en Corée

TEMECULA, Californie, 24 nov. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (ci-après le « Groupe »), filiale de Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), est fière d’annoncer l’agrandissement de son usine de Pusan (Corée) en vue d’accueillir son nouveau centre maritime. Ce projet d’extension traduit son engagement et son soutien en faveur de la croissance du secteur coréen de la construction navale.

Le nouveau site, doté d’une envergure plus étendue, vise à produire des solutions maritimes complètes et à servir de base à l’ensemble des activités maritimes du Groupe en Corée. En qualité de site unifié de Nikkiso, l’enterprise fournira des solutions maritimes, notamment des patins de pompe, vaporisateurs, systèmes de commande, patins de gaz combustible à haute pression, ainsi que des services et bien plus encore. L’installation comprend des capacités de test cryogénique complètes et un personnel élargi comprenant des ingénieurs de conception, des responsables de production et des chefs de projet.

Le secteur maritime constitue une priorité majeure du Groupe, et cet agrandissement met à sa disposition une structure solide en vue de soutenir sa croissance future. La situation de la nouvelle installation est idéale dans la région pour desservir sa clientèle stratégique et assurer une croissance anticipée de l’accent mis par l’industrie maritime sur les énergies propres. D’une superficie d’environ 4 000 mètres carrés, le site de production est équipé pour fabriquer et produire des pompes cryogéniques, patins de vaporisateur FGSS, patins de station LH2 et patins de traitement, et il comprendra la dernière installation d’essai des patins de pompe LN2. Il comprend également un centre de service de 342 mètres carrés.

Selon Daryl Lamy, président de Nikkiso Cryogenic Pumps, « Nikkiso ACD est le fournisseur de patins pour gaz combustibles privilégié par l’industrie coréenne de la construction navale depuis plus de 20 ans ! Grâce à notre nouveau site de conditionnement et d’essai des patins localisé à proximité des chantiers navals en Corée, nous disposons désormais d’une capacité et d’un soutien local encore plus grands pour répondre à la croissance et à la demande mondiales significatives en matière de nouveaux navires de transport et de fret alimentés par GNL ».

Peter Wagner, président-directeur général de Cryogenic Industries et président du Groupe, a pour sa part déclaré : « Il s’agit d’une nouvelle étape prometteuse et d’un tournant important important pour notre Groupe et pour le marché maritime propulsé par GNL, ainsi que d’un avantage significatif pour nos clients du secteur maritime. Nikkiso CE&IG sera désormais capable de fournir des systèmes complets et de soutenir ses clients avec une solution entièrement prise en charge en usine ».

Contact :

Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases – Corée
Siège social et usine         : 83, Nosan sanup jung-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan, 46752, Corée
Succursale                : #1912, 170 Ganggyo jungang-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon,
Gyuenggi 16614 Corée
info@NikkisoCEIG-Korea.com

À PROPOS DE CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (aujourd’hui membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd) et ses entreprises membres fabriquent des équipements et petites usines de traitement du gaz cryogénique pour les secteurs du gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL), des services d’entretien de puits et du gaz industriel. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société-mère d’ACD, Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, ainsi qu’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter les sites www.nikkisoCEIG.com et www.nikkiso.com.

Contact auprès des médias :
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries devient partenaire agréé du marché secondaire nord-américain pour Tatsuno

TEMECULA, Californie, 24 nov. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le groupe d’énergie propre et de gaz industriels Nikkiso (« Nikkiso ») a annoncé la signature d’un protocole d’accord avec Tatsuno North America, Inc. (« Tatsuno ») en vue d’initier une coopération en tant que partenaire agréé sur le marché secondaire de ses distributeurs d’hydrogène en Amérique du Nord et d’établir un cadre de coopération.

Conformément aux termes du protocole d’accord, Nikkiso fournira des pièces de rechange, des services de maintenance et de réparation des distributeurs d’hydrogène de Tatsuno à partir de son réseau d’Amérique du Nord, situé à proximité des stations de recharge d’hydrogène de l’utilisateur final. En outre, Nikkiso installera et mettra en service de nouveaux distributeurs, y compris la fourniture de services d’assistance technique et de pré-configuration pour les systèmes de recharge et de gestion de flotte de Tatsuno.

La distribution d’hydrogène est un nouveau marché en développement et un élément important de la solution de station de ravitaillement en hydrogène. Ces distributeurs assurent un ravitaillement sûr et rapide pour les véhicules utilitaires légers et lourds à 350 barg et 700 barg.

« Le partenariat nouvellement formé avec Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries et Tatsuno renforce notre présence sur le marché de l’hydrogène et nous permet de mieux desservir les marchés nord-américains », a déclaré Teru Murakami, responsable de l’activité de cryogénie commerciale de Nikkiso Co., Ltd. « Nous avons à cœur de fournir à nos clients un service et une assistance de qualité supérieure », a-t-il ajouté.

La société Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries a été choisie pour ce nouveau partenariat à long terme en raison de ses relations et de son expérience dans le domaine de l’hydrogène. La société est également en mesure de fournir des services étendus, y compris des solutions complètes de ravitaillement en hydrogène. Ce partenariat apportera également de nouveaux emplois à l’économie de services locale.

À PROPOS DE CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (aujourd’hui membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd) et ses entreprises membres fabriquent des équipements et petites usines de traitement du gaz cryogénique pour les secteurs du gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL), des services d’entretien de puits et du gaz industriel. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société-mère d’ACD, de Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, ainsi qu’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter les sites www.nikkisoCEIG.com et www.nikkiso.com.

Contact auprès des médias :
Anna Quigley +1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries torna-se parceiro autorizado de mercado secundário da Tatsuno na América do Norte

TEMECULA, Calif., Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Nikkiso”) da Nikkiso anunciou a assinatura de um Memorando de Entendimento (MOU) com a Tatsuno North America, Inc. (“Tatsuno”) para iniciar a cooperação como Parceiro Autorizado de Mercado Secundário de seus Dispensadores de Hidrogênio na América do Norte para a criação de uma base de cooperação.

Sob os termos do MOU, a Nikkiso fornecerá peças de reposição, serviços de manutenção e reparo dos Dispensadores de Hidrogênio da Tatsuno através da rede de instalações da Nikkiso na América do Norte que estão perto das estações de reabastecimento de hidrogênio do usuário final. Além disso, a Nikkiso irá encomendar e instalar novos dispensadores, além de fornecer suporte de engenharia e pré-configuração para os sistemas de gerenciamento de carregamento e de frota da Tatsuno.

A distribuição de hidrogênio é um mercado novo e em desenvolvimento, e um componente importante da solução da estação de abastecimento de hidrogênio. Esses dispensadores fornecem abastecimento seguro e rápido para veículos leves e pesados a 350 barg e 700 barg.

“A parceria recém-formada da Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries com a Tatsuno fortalece a presença do nosso Hidrogênio e viabiliza que possamos atender melhor os mercados norte-americanos”, disse com Teru Murakami, Gerente Geral do Departamento de Negócios Criogênicos da Nikkiso Co., Ltd. “Estamos prontos para fornecer aos clientes da Tatsuno um serviço e suporte de alta qualidade.”

A Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries foi escolhida para esta nova parceria de longo prazo por causa dos seus relacionamentos e experiência com hidrogênio. Ela também fornece serviços expandidos, incluindo soluções completas de sistema de abastecimento de hidrogênio. Esta parceria também viabilizará a criação de novos postos de trabalho para as economias locais das instalações de serviço.

SOBRE A CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
A Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (agora membro da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) fabrica equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados e plantas de processo de pequena escala para as indústrias de gás natural liquefeito (GNL), serviços de poços e gás industrial. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip, e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

Para mais informação, visite www.nikkisoCEIG.com e www.nikkiso.com.

CONTATO COM A MÍDIA:
Anna Quigley +1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

ChaLoG calls on Parliament to reject centralized collection of property rate

Tema, Nov. 25, GNA – The Chamber for Local Governance (ChaLoG) has called on Parliament to reject the government’s budget proposal for a centralised collection of property rates from the various Metropolitans, Municipalities and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

It said the attempt by the government to deprive the MMDAs of the collection of Property Rate Taxes, which constituted a major source of Internally Generated Funds (IGF) for the Assemblies.

Mr Romeo Elikplim Akahoho, Executive Secretary for ChaLoG, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the proposal by the government in the Budget Statement and Economic Policy for the 2022 Fiscal Year presented to Parliament.

He described the proposal as not only defeatist of the Fiscal Decentralization Concept but would undoubtedly affect the MMDAs negatively as they would be deprived of their major source of IGF.

Mr Akahoho said, “as if that is not enough, the MMDAs will not be able to readily access these monies in a timeous manner should the government be allowed to take over the collection of the Property Rate Taxes.”

ChaLoG, he added, has noted with grave concern the poor manner the government has handled the release of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) since it assumed power in January 2017.

It said the government could not “be trusted to go ahead to collect the Property Rates Taxes for and on behalf of the MMDAs to be paid into the Consolidated Fund and later transferred to them.”

He challenged the government to empower the MMDAs through building their capacities “if the government thought that they were not efficiently collecting the property rates for which reason it wanted to take over the collection.”

Mr Akahoho also called for the retooling of the Revenue Departments of the MMDAs to effectively collect the Property Rates and retain a certain percentage for central government.

He further asked the government to recruit and strengthen the Legal Departments of MMDAs as well as introduce courts to specifically deal with revenue-related issues expeditiously.

ChaLoG also called for the amendment of the laws that exempted certain properties like churches, mosques and government buildings from paying property rate tax.

He said there was also the need to eliminate the unnecessary political interference in the collection of property rate taxes from highly placed and influential people as well as politically exposed persons.

“ChaLoG firmly believes if the government could consider the aforementioned suggestions and adequately confront them head-on, then the MMDAs would be adequately empowered to effectively and efficiently collect the Property Rate Taxes.

“If this is done, the government would not need to get directly involved in the collection of Property Rate Tax as has just been proposed in the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy,” he added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Government urged to make a commitment to develop National Policy on Public Food Procurement and Services

Accra, Nov. 24, GNA – The Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA) has called on government to make a commitment to develop and implement a comprehensive National Policy on Food Procurement and Services at the upcoming Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit in Japan.

It said this would help reduce and prevent the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resulting from the consumption of unhealthy diets in Ghana.

The Government of Japan is hosting the N4G Summit in December 2021 on the theme: “Everyone, everywhere needs Good Nutrition to live a healthy productive life.”

The N4G is a global effort to bring together governments, donors and philanthropies, businesses, non-governmental organisations and beyond to accelerate progress on malnutrition.

The Summit would focus on mobilizing new policy and financial commitments to help reverse the impacts of Covid-19 and position nutrition as an essential development issue.

The call was in a statement issued by Mr Sulleiman Yahaya, the Communications Advisor of INSLA, a non-profit civil society organization and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday.

It said the series of pledges at N4G has the potential to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition.

The statement said: “Unhealthy diets are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. It is a leading risk factor for death and disability, diets which include excess salt, sugars and bad fats kill around eight million people yearly.”

According to the World Health Organizations (WHO), diets related non-communicable diseases account for 42 per cent of total deaths and 31 per cent of disease burden in Ghana, adding that NCDs kill an estimated 86,200 persons in Ghana with 55.5 per cent of them aged less than 70 years. Diet related NCDs are projected to increase due to unhealthy eating lifestyle.

The statement said the core principles of healthy policies includes; limiting the intake of sugars, shift fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats, elimination of industrially produced trans fats, limiting of sodium consumption and ensure that salt is iodized, increase consumption of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and pulses and ensure the availability of free, safe drinking water.

“The practice of food industry being allowed to produce and sell any food products at any place should be over. That practice has endangered the lives of consumers, and therefore the government must hold the food industry accountable and be regulated,” it stated.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Commercial drivers in Western Region support GPRTU intended strike

Takoradi, Nov. 25, GNA- The Western Regional branch of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) says it fully supports the intended nationwide strike, planned for Monday.

The leadership of the transport unions has threatened a strike, beginning on Monday, November 29, if the government fails to reduce the taxes on petroleum products.

The drivers told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that once fuel prices increased, almost every commodity on the market, even the cost of services were affected.

When the GNA visited the Kwesimintsim, Apremdo and Apollo taxi stations, the drivers had tied red cloth to their cars as a sign of their displeasure about the high fuel prices.

Some of the drivers urged the government to reduce the fuel prices.

“This is the first time we will be embarking on something like this as a Union. This shows that we are very concerned about the effect the surge in fuel prices will have on us and the nation as a whole,” they said.

Mr Kofi Asuah, Second Trustee of the Regional GPRTU, told the GNA that they were patiently waiting to hear the outcome of the discussions between the National Board, the Minister for Transport and the other stakeholders before a conclusive decision would be taken regarding the strike.

“The increase in fuel has led to a decrease in sales. Drivers are suffering and finding it difficult to provide for our families,” he added.

Mr Asuah, therefore, called on the government and relevant stakeholders to give a listening ear to their plight and relieve them of the levies charged on petroleum products.

Speaking on measures to reduce road accidents during the yuletide, Mr Asuah said the union had held various meetings to educate drivers on the need to drive safely and observe all traffic regulations.

He called on passengers to be vigilant and to caution drivers when they over-speed or drive recklessly.

Mr Asuah appealed to the general public to board vehicles at the appropriate lorry stations rather than going for floating vehicles.

Source: Ghana News Agency