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Health Terminologies
Discuss and share updates, requirements, challenges, issues, solutions, presentations and work items related to health terminologies and classifications (SNOMED CT, pCLOCD, etc.).
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Discuss and share updates, requirements, challenges, issues, solutions, presentations and work items related to health terminologies and classifications (SNOMED CT, pCLOCD, etc.).

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What is the Health Terminologies Community?

The Health Terminologies Community is a place to share and learn about new and existing implementations of, and updates to, health-related terminologies, terminology subsets, and classification systems used in Canada.

Members actively contribute to discussions and share information and advice related to the implementation, development, maintenance, and use of multiple vocabularies in various health-related projects.

This community is responsive to its membership, actively encouraging, welcoming, and relying on the submission of discussion topics, agenda items, and other items such as education and vendor engagement from its members.

The community will engage and collaborate with other groups or InfoCentral communities on broader related topics when relevant.

Major reference terminologies and classification systems of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • SNOMED CT
  • LOINC/pCLOCD
  • CCDD (Canadian Clinical Drug Dataset)
  • ICD-10-CA
  • ATC

Canada Health Infoway is the National Release Centre (NRC) for SNOMED CT, pCLOCD, and HL7 in Canada.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is responsible for the development and publication of ICD-10-CA (the Canadian modification of ICD-10), as well as CCI (Canadian Classification of Health Interventions).

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If you have an idea for a community, working group, or project that will drive interoperability forward, let us know! Send your suggestions to standards@infoway-inforoute.ca.

CO-LEADERS

  • Alana Lane, Subject Matter Expert, Classifications and Terminologies, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Anil Patel, Senior Standards Specialist, Marketing and Engagement, Canada Health Infoway

Activity

Alana Lane created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Hello all, The meeting materials from the November 17th Health Terminologies Community Meeting are posted in the Community's Documents Folder here: ... We hope to see you at the next meeting on December 15th, 2020. Best, Alana and Anil
Linda Monico created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
On the HT call today, we had the opportunity to present some of the recent LOINC Lab Committee issues and respective proposed changes under review to be passed. We would like to invite all the lab representatives across jurisdictions to ... shared. We welcome and encourage your questions, feedback, comments, concerns, and any considerations that are important to support a decision that will not create adverse effects. We plan to collect this information and bring it forward to the Lab LOINC Committee to help influence the decision making for all proposed changes. Please send all feedback to standards@infoway-inforoute.ca Thank you kindly, Infoway Standards Team
Anil Patel created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Hello all, Just a reminder that the health terminologies meeting has moved back to our regular time. Please delete the old registration link and series of meetings which was every Tuesday in the second week. Remember that registration is required prior to joining the meeting. The registration link is in the Infoway Events Calendar and repeated here You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Nov 17, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcodeuhqT0jG9w25A6mAzWyM6IVqwNDgEG4 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Agenda LOINC Conference Update and proposals SNOMED EXPO Items of Interest Call for topics Regards, Alana and Anil
Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
A friendly reminder to anyone who has information on the use of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data in the care, treatment, reporting or risk factors of COVID-19 patients to please email standards@infoway-inforoute.ca. SNOMED International is a working member of the COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance, which is currently exploring the development of value sets for SDOH in the context of COVID-19. I will consolidate any responses and send them to SNOMED International. Many thanks, Kelly Davison, CTSS
Linda Monico created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
The LOINC team and Lab Committee is reaching out to the LOINC Community at large to request a list of display names, specimens, units of measure, and any other fields being reported for Flow Cytometry or Thromboelestaography(ies) assays. References are also appreciated. Gaps in these topics are being considered and more information is welcome. Please send this information to standards@infoway-inforoute.ca Thank you in advance for your participation.
Linda Parisien created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
As you might be aware, the SNOMED CT Allergy Clinical Reference Group (CRG) is reaching out to the Community to update the Allergy SIG work that was done back in 2015 when the "implementation guide for allergies" was drafted. Note that the guide was never published. Because there is a growing interest for recording allergies using SNOMED CT concepts and using HL7 FHIR to exchange information, the Allergy CRG finds it important to pick up this guide and update it for publication as an official SNOMED CT guide. Some countries have already agreed to participate like Netherlands, Belgium, United States, and others. If you are interested in influencing the use cases and wish to participate in this work, please reply to this post and I will introduce you to the contact persons on the Allergy CRG. You can find related information from this page: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/AL/Meetings+-+Allergy+CRG If you could provide an answer on the Forum, before November 27, that would be appreciated! Thank you!
Linda Parisien created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Summary There are several concepts in SNOMED CT of the type Allergy to animal x dander (finding) but none of just Allergy to animal x (finding). Animal dander is not an allergen but rather a structure on which allergenic proteins may adhere. Allergy to animal x dander concepts are not clinically useful as avoidance would be focused on the animal itself rather than a part of the animal and most would not recognize a specific source from which the actual allergen is derived. In addition, the same allergenic protein may be found in several different sources. The CRG would like to consider a request to inactivate Allergy to animal x dander (finding) concepts and replace with new Animal protein x (substance) and Allergy to animal x (finding concepts) with the following model: FSN=Allergy to animal x protein (finding) PT=Allergy to animal x === 420134006 |Propensity to adverse reaction (finding)|: { 719722006 |Has realization (attribute)| = 472964009 |Allergic process (qualifier value)|, 246075003 |Causative agent (attribute)| = |Animal protein x (substance)| } Please review this request and provide your responses in this Forum by Monday 16th November. Thank you!

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Upcoming events:
Tue Dec 15 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting
Tue Jan 19 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting
Tue Feb 16 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting

Forum

Health Terminologies Monthly Meeting - November 17th - Meeting Materials Posted 11/19/20
Hello all, The meeting materials from the November 17th Health Terminologies Community Meeting are posted in the Community's Documents Folder here: ... We hope to see you at the next meeting on December 15th, 2020. Best, Alana an...
Feedback required: LOINC Proposed Changes to Allergen Panels & System 'XXX' 11/17/20
On the HT call today, we had the opportunity to present some of the recent LOINC Lab Committee issues and respective proposed changes under review to be passed. We would like to invite all the lab representatives across jurisdictions to ... shared...
Health Terminology November meeting 11/16/20
Hello all, Just a reminder that the health terminologies meeting has moved back to our regular time. Please delete the old registration link and series of meetings which was every Tuesday in the second week. Remember that registration is requir...
COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) 11/12/20
A friendly reminder to anyone who has information on the use of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data in the care, treatment, reporting or risk factors of COVID-19 patients to please email standards@infoway-inforoute.ca. SNOMED International is a...
Request from Regenstrief LOINC Team & Laboratory Committee 11/11/20
The LOINC team and Lab Committee is reaching out to the LOINC Community at large to request a list of display names, specimens, units of measure, and any other fields being reported for Flow Cytometry or Thromboelestaography(ies) assays. References a...
Request for participation from the SI Allergy CRG 11/11/20
As you might be aware, the SNOMED CT Allergy Clinical Reference Group (CRG) is reaching out to the Community to update the Allergy SIG work that was done back in 2015 when the "implementation guide for allergies" was drafted. Note that the guide was...
Request for feedback from the SNOMED CT Allergy Clinical Reference Group (CRG) on: Animal dander allergies 11/11/20
Summary There are several concepts in SNOMED CT of the type Allergy to animal x dander (finding) but none of just Allergy to animal x (finding). Animal dander is not an allergen but rather a structure on which allergenic proteins may adhere. Allergy...
SNOMED CT plans transition to concrete domains 11/10/20
For over a year, SNOMED International has proposed to the Community of Practice an enhancement to SNOMED CT by adding the capability to express Concrete Domain values. This enhancement will initially target improvements in the Pharmaceutical / biolo...
SNOMED CT Research Webinar - Empowering COVID-19 Studies 11/09/20
SNOMED International is hosting an upcoming SNOMED CT Research Webinar that may be of interest to many: Bridging the RWD databases across the countries to empower studies on COVID-19 This presentation will share recent accomplishments utilizing...
Health Terminology Monthly meeting- November 11/07/20
Hi Hello all, Please join us on November 17th at 11 am ET for our regular monthly meeting. Please delete the old registration link and series of meetings which was every Tuesday in the second week. The new series has been moved back to the third...
Health Canada Code Systems - Cross posting 11/06/20
*Note: Contains "boardcode", recommend viewing on forum. Plain text email will not show corrections properly. I have some concerns: 1. AIC: The updated description referring to foreign keys of various tables is inappropriate. The current des...
Health Canada Code Systems - Cross posting 11/06/20
We met with Daniel Buijs from Health Canada yesterday to review all of the Health Canada Code Systems - (CCDD, DIN, NPN, AIGn, AIGc, AIC). In the course of that conversation, we received updated information for the Code Systems - mainly updated email...
November 2020 SNOMED CT Research Webinar 11/06/20
There has been a change of time and date to this webinar. It will now be held at 1400 UTC on November 24th. The registration link and all other details remain unchanged. I have edited the original post to reflect the new date and time. Kelly
November 2020 SNOMED CT Research Webinar 11/05/20
Greetings folks, a message from SNOMED International: This month, Dr. Gong Mengchun will be presenting, Bridging the RWD databases across the countries to empower studies on COVID-19. This presentation will share recent accomplishments utilizing...
The Production release of the October 2020 SNOMED CT Spanish Edition is now available 11/02/20
The Production release of the October 2020 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition is now available. This release contains the Spanish language version of the July 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition and is available in Release Format 2 (RF2) only. The Relea...

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pCLOCD Implementation ( 15 Documents )

TermWorks ( 8 Documents )

BC Health Concerns & Diagnosis SNOMED CT Mapping

Published on Jul 21, 2020 by Francis Lau

Primary Health Care (PHC) Subsets

Published on May 22, 2020 by Lisa Hayes

Suggestions on FSN Changes

Published on May 20, 2020 by Francis Lau

CHIMA Terminology Standards Community Facilitator Job Posting

Published on Nov 14, 2019 by Linda Monico

CCHIM Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS)

Published on May 27, 2019 by Lisa Hayes

Annual Subset Maintenance review

Published on Nov 28, 2018 by Salve Achacoso

Desiderata for Controlled Medical Vocabularies

Published on Jun 07, 2018 by Marc L'Arrivee

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