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Senthil Nachimuthu

Senthil Nachimuthu

Senthil K. Nachimuthu, MD PhD has been a member of the 3M HDD team since 2003. He is our research, design and architecture lead and is responsible for new technical and content development. Senthil is active in standards and professional organizations including Health Level 7 (HL7), SNOMED International, and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and has contributed to the development of various standards such as HL7 Common Terminology Services version 2 (CTS2) and SNOMED CT. He also represents our team in 3M division-wide initiatives, e.g., in the Clinical Advisory Group as the lead for data strategy. In addition to clinical terminologies and ontologies, his research interests include clinical decision support, epidemiology, data mining, machine learning and patient safety, and he collaborates in research at the University of Utah, where he obtained his doctorate in Biomedical Informatics.


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In my spare time, I like to: read about food, cook improvised dishes, eat them

Three words that describe me: cogito ergo sum

Top choice for next vacation: Serengeti

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) organizes a Learning Showcase during the Annual Symposium. Separate from the scientific program, the Learning Showcase allows exhibitors to present the informatics aspects or topics that relate to their products or services, avoiding a marketing or sales focus. In this context, I gave a talk on how…
In part one of this blog I discussed blockchains and how they could be used in health care in an ideal world. In the real world however, block chain use […]
I recently had the chance to follow the latest happenings in the ongoing collaboration between the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) and Fast Health Interoperable Resources (FHIR) working groups at […]
Many of you might have read the recent findings by researchers Isao Echizen et al. from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan that it is possible to copy […]
The premier medical informatics event of the year, the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, had many excellent talks that caught my interest. The one that myself and the audience liked most, […]
About a year ago, I wrote a blog about the convergence of two HL7 standards: Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). I attended the HL7 […]
Exactly one month ago, I came face to face with the fury of El Niño in Chennai, a sprawling city in India of more than 7 million people. The storms […]

Happy LOINCing with HDD Access!

  • Monday, 31 August 2015 09:41
The July release of HDD Access, the open public version of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary, included LOINC® (version 2.50), the standard terminology for lab and clinical observations. We thank […]

From the OSEHRA 2014 Summit

  • Monday, 29 September 2014 18:00
Blog post by Senthil Nachimuthu I had the opportunity to talk about 3M’s open source HDD Access at the 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit in the Washington D.C. area (Bethesda, […]

HDD Access Release Notes - December 2012

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:39
HDD Access Release Notes December 2012 This is the December 2012 release of terminology content for HDD Access – the public version of the 3M™ Healthcare Data Dictionary (HDD). There is no new software release this month. These release notes cover the following topics: · Supported technologies · System requirements o Operating system,…