Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Salut



The Intersocial project is an initiative led by the TicSalut Foundation's Office of Standards and Interoperability, which has been supported by the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia and PIAIS, as well as the support of EsteveTejin HealthCare. The project, which took place between January and December 2016, aimed to define the common controlled vocabulary to be used to interoperate information in the field of social care, particularly addressed to people who have social and health needs. The main intention is to achieve a greater integration of the data of the different management systems in the field of social care in Catalonia.

The methodology that has been followed to achieve this objective has been:

  1. Elaboration of the map of information systems used in the social field in Catalonia.
  2. Analysis of the state of the art of controlled vocabularies in the field of social care, in the Catalan, the Spanish, the European and the international level.
  3. Writing a use case to answer.
  4. Selection of a standard reference vocabulary.
  5. Elaboration of a list of problems and another one of answers, from the different catalogues identified.
  6. Review of both lists to select the necessary concepts, ensuring that the use case is answered, all done by a team of multidisciplinary experts.
  7. Mapping the final lists to the selected reference vocabulary.

After analysing the state of the art of controlled vocabularies in the field of social care, and in the absence of common standard terminology, SNOMED CT has been selected as the standard of representation and exchange of problems and responses in the social field. The subsets defined in the project can be consulted in the following links: