B – A terminology quality improvement model

Kim TY, Coenen A, Hardiker n. A quality improvement model for health care terminologies. J Biomed Inform 2010 Aug 17
(doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2010.08.006)

Purpose of this paper is to introduce a terminology quality improvement (TQI) model formulated through a synthesis of the literature and validated using a case study with the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP). A TQI model or framework would be useful for various stakeholders to guide terminology selection, to assess the quality of healthcare terminologies and to make improvements according to an agreed standard. The TQI model encompasses structure, process, and outcome components in relation to a terminology life cycle: change request, editing, and publication. Discussion about the applicability of the model and concluding remarks also are presented.