• Kay Fair

The split of the WAND Medical Conditions and Specialties Taxonomy!

Last month we made the move to divide the WAND Medical Conditions and Specialties Taxonomy into two individual taxonomies, the WAND Medical Conditions Taxonomy and the WAND Medical Specialties Taxonomy. They are designed to give the user more terms and control over their taxonomy implementation. They also are perfect additions to the other WAND medical taxonomies including the WAND Medical Administration Taxonomy and the Medical Devices Taxonomy. We also consider the WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy as one of the WAND Medical Taxonomies.



WAND Medical Conditions Taxonomy


The WAND Medical Conditions Taxonomy covers medical conditions such as cancer, heart disease, disabilities, along with bacterial and fungal diseases. It is organized into a simple and straightforward hierarchy of 826 terms and 155 synonyms. It provides a way for doctors, patients, and other stakeholders to search for the unstructured and semi-structured information that they need.

WAND Medical Specialties Taxonomy


The WAND Medical Specialties Taxonomy has 252 terms and 156 synonyms. It covers the specialty areas in the medical industry that focus on a defined group of patients, diseases, skills, or philosophy.


Specialties include Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family/General Practice, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Urology, and more.



Why Taxonomy?


Our WAND Medical Taxonomies are designed to dramatically reduce the taxonomy development time by providing that initial 80% of the subject taxonomy. Foundation taxonomies provide a common-sense starting point for all stakeholders in a taxonomy project so that targeted feedback can customize the taxonomy specifically for your medical practice or facility.


As with all of the WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Medical Conditions Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.


If you would like to take a look at the WAND Medical Conditions Taxonomy - or any of the other WAND Medical Taxonomies available - please contact us and we can set up a demo to talk about your specific use case.