The 3M Medical Information Models are in ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) format, and are provided in a single ZIP file. The ASN.1 formatted information models are included in the asn.1 directory. These information models are also provided in HTML format in the html directory for convenience.
ASN.1 is a joint standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). Descriptions and tutorials of the ASN.1 standard are available at the following websites:
ASN.1 — Communication Between Heterogeneous Systems by Olivier Dubuisson
ASN.1 Complete by John Larmouth
Using ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation 1): A Data Description Language by James Ostell
The following publication describes the use of medical information models encoded in ASN.1 to describe clinical information and to link the information models to a vocabulary:
Huff SM, Rocha RA, Solbrig HR, Barnes MW, Schrank SP, Smith M.Linking a medical vocabulary to a clinical data model using Abstract Syntax Notation 1. Methods Inf Med.
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