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

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Janice Spence created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

The January 2023 SNOMED CT International Edition is now available. You can refer to the...Release Notes for all publication details. The Release files are now available on the ... Resources Canadian COVID-19 related content visit the ... for a detailed list of changes in this release. Register to request an ...and accept the appropriate license agreements. The SNOMED CT Editorial Guide can be accessed ... Please ... with any questions. Thank you!

Anil Patel created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Hi The January 17th, 2023 Health terminologies meeting presentation is available here ... A recording of the meeting can be found through the following link .... If you have a topic you would like to speak about or present. Reach out to myself or Alana Thank you Alana and Anil.

Janice Spence created an event in Health Terminologies

The January 31, 2023 Release is now available on the Terminology Gateway

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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.).

Anibal Jodorcovsky replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies

Just to close the circle on this, I have just sent a request to [email protected] requesting information about real-life examples of installations using post-coordination. I'll post any interesting responses here.

Madison Kaskiewicz created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Hello, The December 2022 Alpha release of the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare) Dose Forms to SNOMED CT Map package is now available. The ALPHA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings, or distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties at this time. This Alpha release provides organizations an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation of the EDQM Dose Forms to SNOMED CT Map package, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International. This release is dependent upon and should therefore be evaluated in the context of the December 2022 SNOMED CT International Edition. The SNOMED CT Alpha release is distributed in a zipped archive file in the official RF2 format as follows: • xSnomedCT_SNOMEDEDQMMapPackage_ALPHA_20230104T120000Z.zip The SNOMED CT Alpha Release Notes and User Guide can also be accessed from InfoCentral: ... Feedback on either the map package, or either of the supporting documents should be sent to [email protected] Feedback should be sent as soon as possible, but no later than the 17th February 2023. When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported. The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Production release. Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Production release or as part of a future release. Please Contact Us if you are interested in downloading the map package or have other questions. Sincerely, Madison

Anibal Jodorcovsky created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Hi all, I had a call with my team and some of the CHI's team members to discuss how we can improve on current processes. We’re trying to automate any steps that don’t add any particular value to our overall processes of terminology management. One of these processes is requesting modifications to SNOMED CT. In particular, there are two types of RFCs that we request more often: 1. Addition of new terms 2. Translation of existing terms In either case, the current mechanism is for us to use the form available here: https://informs.infoway-inforoute.ca/Batch!showLoad.jspa This presents a web upload form where we include some metadata and we upload an Excel file that follows the template provided by CHI. Once the file is uploaded, we get presented with a Batch ID which is then used in a URL like this: https://informs.infoway-inforoute.ca/issues/?jql=%22Batch%20ID%22%20~%20BSCT-17297 Where BSCT-17297, is the batch ID we got from the submission of the Excel file. This URL then gives us a table that we can export to CSV with all the columns that are available. There are two particular things I'd like to automate in this process at this time: 1. Upload of the Excel file 2. Getting access to the new SCTID that gets eventually created. Today, the new SCTID is buried inside one of the comments, which is impossible for us to obtain and parse. I am proposing that a RESTful API be created so that we can easily import the Excel file (it would even be better not to have to use Excel, but we can attack that later on). This would be minimal work and use all the current tools but allow CHI's clients to start to innovate with automated tools that lead to better performance, effectiveness and efficiency. The number of steps currently needed lead to a lot of errors since we're copying/pasting from different sources (which contain different formats) and also it's extremely tedious and time consuming. I have gone through the official channels at CHI to request these two functionalities be implemented. I also wanted to go out to this community since I'm assuming you are all using some sort of the InfoRMS procedure for your own work. The more we can automate the better it is for everybody. Comments?

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January 2023 SNOMED CT International Edition is now available 01/31/23

The January 2023 SNOMED CT International Edition is now available. You can refer to the...Release Notes for all publication details. The Release files are now available on the ... Resources Canadian COVID-19 related content visit the ...

HTC January 2023 Meeting material 01/19/23

Hi The January 17th, 2023 Health terminologies meeting presentation is available here ... A recording of the meeting can be found through the following link .... If you have a topic you would like to speak about or present. Reach out to myse...

How do you handle post-coordination with SNOMED CT - do you do any? if not why? 01/11/23

Just to close the circle on this, I have just sent a request to [email protected] requesting information about real-life examples of installations using post-coordination. I'll post any interesting responses here.

December 2022 EDQM Dose Forms to SNOMED CT Map package ALPHA release available 01/11/23

Hello, The December 2022 Alpha release of the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare) Dose Forms to SNOMED CT Map package is now available. The ALPHA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It mu...

Automating submission of RFCs to Canada Health Infoway through a RESTful API 01/10/23

Hi all, I had a call with my team and some of the CHI's team members to discuss how we can improve on current processes. We’re trying to automate any steps that don’t add any particular value to our overall processes of terminology management....

New SNOMED CT Learning Pathway -SNOMED CT for Translators 01/09/23

Hello HTC Community, SNOMED International has now released a new free learning pathway: SNOMED CT for Translators. This short education pathway introduces SNOMED CT to Translators and covers the common requirements to understanding SNOMED CT. It...

HTC Ask a question 01/06/23

Happy New Year to the HTC Community. Do you have a question that you would like to pose to the HTC members to receive feedback or encourage discussion about? We would be happy to pose it for you, even anonymously. We have heard from you that you...

SNOMED International - Planning for ICD-O-3.2 map 01/05/23

SNOMED International is seeking information from members on the usage of ICD-O-3.1 map. Please see ... for details. Responses should be provided to @Nicola Ingram by the 31st January 2023. Thank you, Madison

SI Update on IDDSI Framework and IDDSI Functional Diet Scale 01/05/23

Hello Everyone, SNOMED International and the International Dysphagia Diet Initiative have signed an agreement to incorporate the IDDSI Framework v2.0 content into SNOMED CT enabling use in electronic records globally. The IDDSI framework consists...

December 20th, 2022 Health terminologies meeting material 12/20/22

Hi The December 20th, 2022 Health terminologies meeting Agenda is available through the following link ... December 20, 2022, LOINC EXPO and Business meeting presentation is available through the following link ... The SNOMED CT LOINC colla...

December 20th, 2022 Health terminologies meeting material 12/20/22

Hi The December 20th, 2022 Health terminologies meeting Agenda is available through the following link ... December 20, 2022, LOINC EXPO and Business meeting presentation is available through the following link ... The SNOMED CT LOINC colla...

HTC meeting 12/20/22

Hi The December 20th, 2022 Health terminologies meeting Agenda is available through the following link ... December 20, 2022, LOINC EXPO and Business meeting presentation is available through the following link ... The SNOMED CT LOINC colla...

HTC Meeting Reminder for December 20, 2022, 11 AM EST 12/16/22

Hello, Please join us next week, December 20, 2022 from 11 AM to 12 PM EST for the monthly Health Terminology Community meeting. The agenda includes LOINC Expo, Semi Quant, LOINC SNOMED Agreement, and updates Register in advance for this meeti...

SNOMED CT Education 12/16/22

Hello Health Terminologies Community Members, SNOMED International provides online courses, tutorials and learning pathways that help you learn more about SNOMED CT and extend your knowledge and understanding of SNOMED CT. Courses are free to anyo...

Health Terminologies Community (HTC) Survey 12/16/22

Hello, Just a gentle reminder to please complete the Health Terminologies Community Survey to help us plan activities for 2023. We have extended the Survey date to the 30th of December 2023 Thank you Anil and Alana

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pCLOCD Implementation ( 4 Documents )

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Document Ontology for Relma

Published on Nov 02, 2022 by Anil Patel

pCLOCD Subset for Relma

Published on Nov 02, 2022 by Anil Patel

HTC Meeting Presentation Sept 20th 2022

Published on Sep 21, 2022 by Anil Patel

BC GSSO Standards 2022-03-15

Published on Mar 22, 2022 by Anil Patel

20211018_HTC October 2022

Published on Oct 19, 2021 by Anil Patel

LOINC usable for program evaluation and population health

Published on Oct 19, 2021 by Anil Patel

Annual Subset Maintenance review

Published on Feb 17, 2021 by Anil Patel

BC Health Concerns & Diagnosis SNOMED CT Mapping

Published on Jul 21, 2020 by Francis Lau

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

Desiderata for Controlled Medical Vocabularies

Published on Jun 07, 2018 by Marc L'Arrivee

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