The National Library of Medicine The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a unit of the Nation Institutes of Health (NIH), is the largest medical library in the world and provides information services to healthcare practitioners, researchers and the public.
One of its flagship services is the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) which is utilized by biomedical and health data information systems. UMLS consists of a set of Knowledge sources (databases) and software tools (programs) that are utilized by software applications to compensate for differences in the way those biomedical concepts are expressed in computerized biomedical resources. UMLS facilitates “the development of computer systems that behave as if they understand the meaning of the language of biomedicine and health”.
Healthcare Practitioners, Researchers and the Public were unable to easily access updated tools and data due to outdated processes.
NLM transitioned the O&M of UMLS from the incumbent contractor to SCI in preparation for a major in-house reengineering effort. The O&M activities were also relocated from NLM’s Lister Hill Center (LHC) to the Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS).
A more efficient periodic release and distribution of the UMLS data and tools was realized by Healthcare Practitioners, Researchers and the Public, through improved stability and maintainability of the system and improved process maturity.
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