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BI (Beth Israel Problem List) - Synopsis

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The Beth Israel On-line Medical Record (OMR) Clinical Problem List Vocabulary was developed by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The problem list serves as a set of standard terms to represent and capture clinical data in electronic health records systems.

The problem list contains over 850 terms, approximately 200 related terms and synonyms, and nearly 200 term abbreviations.

Clinicians, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals use the problem list.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
The problem list was last updated in the Metathesaurus in 1999.

Sites Consulted

  1. Zelingher J, Rind DM, Caraballo E, Tuttle MS, Olson NE, Safran C. Categorization of free-text problem lists: an effective method of capturing clinical data. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care [Internet]. 1995 [cited 2010 Feb 24]; 416-20. Cited in: PubMed; PMID: 8563314. Available from: