SNOMED coding in the Smart Inbox

Step by step guide of how to save and manage SNOMED codes in the Smart Inbox

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SNOMED auto-coding in the Smart Inbox

eConsult has released the ability for SNOMED codes to be auto-coded when saving to the record in the Smart Inbox. These SNOMED codes relating to patients include:

  • Smoking status and rate

  • Body mass index

  • Blood pressure

  • Ethnicity

  • Alcohol intake

  • Third party scoring (including PHQ, GAD and SCOFF)

The SNOMED codes will be automatically associated to all eConsults that are submitted and automatically saved to the patient’s record when the eConsult is saved to the record in EMIS or SystmOne. See our video of the auto-coding in action and below a step by step guide.

Step by step guide

The SNOMED codes are located above the Comment box in the the Signpost section.

Checking SNOMED codes

To see the SNOMED codes that have been associated to the eConsult, simply press on the box next to SNOMED. This will display a popup with all the codes associated.

Removing SNOMED codes

It is really simple to remove the codes simply press the toggle next to the code so it changes from green to grey and press Update. The change will be confirmed with a message in the bottom left corner and the number of selected codes in the Signpost section will reduce.

Re-adding SNOMED codes

If you want to re-add a code that might have been toggled off then you can simply head back to the SNOMED code popup and toggle the code so it displays green. Then press Update.

Saving SNOMED codes to record

All the SNOMED codes that are selected will be saved to the patient’s record in EMIS or SystmOne when Save to record is selected. Please note once you have saved to record you are not able to amend the SNOMED codes.


What are QOF SNOMED codes?

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is an NHS England remuneration system that monitors a number of key indicators and provides funding to practices on the back of this data extraction. QOF aims to improve the quality of care that patients receive.

To monitor QOF each indicator has a SNOMED code, these codes are stored in the clinical system, so they can be obtained for monitoring and funding.

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