Could you say a bit more about the documents you need to manage, the level
of specificity you need, how they'll be used, and what process you envision
to assign terms? If your documents are mostly clinical in nature, SNOMED
strikes me a good choice, but if you want terminology that could take you
to related articles in PubMed or your needs aren't mostly clinical, MeSH
might work better.
It's possible to crosswalk across vocabularies, but the different
vocabularies are optimized to support different needs so you'll want to
pick one that's appropriate for your use.
On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:22 AM, Jacob Ratliff <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi all,
> I currently work in an International public health non-profit, and we are
> setting up enterprise wide document management for dealing with Knowledge
> Management and Information Management issues. Lots of moving pieces, but I
> wanted to get some input on metadata specific to the medical/health world.
> I am looking for some metadata guidance specifically related to the
> medical/health world. Is anyone using any standard controlled vocabularies?
> Should I be looking into Linked Data? I'm starting off the research phase
> for all of the metadata, so links to resources and case studies is greatly
> Bonus points to anything that is international in scope, as over 75% of
> the employees at my company are non-US based (most of them in Africa).
> Jacob Ratliff
> Information Architect / UX Specialsit
> Management Sciences for Health
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