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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

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Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Greetings HTC Community, The SGWG GSSO Terminology Workstream has been busy gathering requirements to populate a request for change batch template to submit to Canada Health Infoway for the authoring of gender identity SNOMED CT concepts. The first populated batch template is ready for review. Gender identity concepts. I would like to submit this as soon as possible, so please email me your comments at kdavison@infoway-inforoute.ca by December 2nd. Feel free to make notations directly on the PDF provided and send that. A simplified representation of the submission is included below. Synonyms, definitions and other details can be found in the document at the link. 302147001|Demographic history detail (observable entity) >*New concept request: FSN | Gender (observable entity) >>*New concept request: | FSN: Gender identity (observable entity) >>>* New concept request: | FSN: Gender identity of patient (observable entity) 365449009|Demographic history finding (finding)| >*New concept request: | FSN: Gender identity (finding) >>*New concept request: | FSN: Male gender identity (finding) >>*New concept request: | FSN: Female gender identity (finding) >>*New concept request: | FSN: Nonbinary gender identity (finding) >>*New concept request: | FSN: Indigenous gender identity (finding) >>>*New concept request: | FSN: Two-Spirit gender identity (finding) https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/sgwg-gsso Kind regards, Kelly Davison, CTSS Co-Chair, SGWG Senior Specialist, Standards, Canada Health Infoway

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

The November SNOMED CT Research Webinar featuring Dr. Rohit Kate, who presented 'Obtaining Clinical Term Embeddings from SNOMED CT', is now viewable from the recording (https://youtu.be/48tu5Npnffg) and slides (snomed.org/web-series) are now available. We're also pleased to announce Dr. Petr Křemen will be presenting at the December SNOMED CT Research Webinar on Wednesday, December 15th (4pm CET/15UTC). Dr. Křemen will present 'Is SNOMED CT just for healthcare?'. Register now for this free webinar: https://snomed.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J2k9v4YkTvu1V3Q42WmbXQ

Alana Lane created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Thank you for joining us at the November 2021 Health Terminology Community Meeting. Thank you to Kelly Davison for hosting in our absence. All three presentations can be found in the Meeting folder. 1. ... 2. ... 3. ... As a reminder the December 21 meeting has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Should you have a topic or item to share with the group or wish to learn more about a specific topic, please let us know. Be safe. Alana and Anil.

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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.).

Alana Lane created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Hello, Please remember to join us on Tuesday, November 16th at 11 a.m EST for the next Health Terminology Community Meeting. Our agenda includes: 1. Dr. Steven Dain - Virtual ICU Environment - Use of controlled terminologies. 2. Update from CIHI - Sexual orientation and gender identity updates in ICD-10-CA for v2022 3. Update from the GSSO Terminology Workstream - Gender Identity concepts 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. We look forward to seeing you there! Alana and Anil

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

On Behalf of Suzy Roy, please see the following announcement: "Join us on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 16:00 UTC for a SNOMED CT Research Webinar featuring Dr. Rohit Kate, who will be presenting "Obtaining Clinical Terms Embeddings from SNOMED CT." Clinical term embeddings are numerical vector representations of clinical terms which are essential for applying deep learning based methods for analyzing clinical text. Such embeddings are commonly obtained using corpus-based methods. But in this webinar, I will present a method to obtain clinical term embeddings solely from SNOMED CT. First, concept embeddings are obtained from SNOMED CT’s graph, then a deep neural network is used to derive clinical term embeddings from them. Our evaluations show that clinical term embeddings from SNOMED CT perform overall better than corpus-based embeddings on benchmark clinical term similarity datasets. Dr. Rohit J. Kate is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focus is on applying natural language processing techniques to automate analysis of biomedical and clinical text. His recent focus has been on leveraging available biomedical knowledge resources to improve techniques for extracting computer-processable knowledge from clinical text. His research interest is also in applying machine learning techniques to do predictive analytics for medical applications. Please register: https://snomed.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gfdr65QzRL63ut6m1zAK7g If you cannot attend the webinar will be recorded and available on our SNOMED International YouTube channel. " Kelly

Andrea MacLean created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

At the October 2021 SNOMED International meetings, it came to light that SNOMED International has been asked to remove all AJCC TNM Staging information from SNOMED CT due to licensing challenges. SNOMED International has prepared a document that outlines all of issues, challenges and additional information in greater detail here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xHAv6BW1ttpKkGm9aNPPvcOCBHvbx4MW/edit#slide=id.p1 In summary, there are approximately 1010 staging concepts in SNOMED CT and these have not been updated in SNOMED CT since 2002 and, are thus obsolete. SNOMED International has been asked to remove this content, and this will be done in the January 2022 release of SNOMED CT and by extension, this content will be inactivated in the March 31, 2022 release of the Canadian edition of SNOMED CT. SNOMED International has asked Canada and other member countries the following questions: • Do you currently use the TNM staging content in SNOMED CT? • We (SNOMED International) are removing the existing TNM staging content. Do you have a Use Case requiring TNM staging content to be available in SNOMED CT? If so, please could you:  Articulate the Use Case  Identify the source of the TNM staging content you require to be in SNOMED CT e.g. UICC, AJCC, FIGO, or some other system  The timeline for this content to meet your Use Case Feedback on these questions requested by 1st December to SNOMED International. Canada Health Infoway wants to ensure that we articulating your needs, so please send any information to be shared with SNOMED International to our InfoDesk: standards@infoway-inforoute.ca by end of your business day on Friday November 26, 2021 so that we have time to collate and share your feedback and/or use cases with SNOMED International and other member countries. Should you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us at standards@infoway-inforoute.ca. Thank you. Regards, Andrea

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Tue Dec 21 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting

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X-Post: Gender Identity Concepts RFC Proposal Ready for Review 11/25/21

Greetings HTC Community, The SGWG GSSO Terminology Workstream has been busy gathering requirements to populate a request for change batch template to submit to Canada Health Infoway for the authoring of gender identity SNOMED CT concepts. The first...

November and December 2021 SNOMED CT Research Webinars 11/24/21

The November SNOMED CT Research Webinar featuring Dr. Rohit Kate, who presented 'Obtaining Clinical Term Embeddings from SNOMED CT', is now viewable from the recording (https://youtu.be/48tu5Npnffg) and slides (snomed.org/web-series) are now availabl...

HTC November 2021 Meeting Materials 11/22/21

Thank you for joining us at the November 2021 Health Terminology Community Meeting. Thank you to Kelly Davison for hosting in our absence. All three presentations can be found in the Meeting folder. 1. ... 2. ... 3. ... As a reminder the...

HTC Meeting Agenda - November 16th, 11 a.m. EST 11/12/21

Hello, Please remember to join us on Tuesday, November 16th at 11 a.m EST for the next Health Terminology Community Meeting. Our agenda includes: 1. Dr. Steven Dain - Virtual ICU Environment - Use of controlled terminologies. 2. Update fr...

November SNOMED CT Research Webinar 11/09/21

On Behalf of Suzy Roy, please see the following announcement: "Join us on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 16:00 UTC for a SNOMED CT Research Webinar featuring Dr. Rohit Kate, who will be presenting "Obtaining Clinical Terms Embeddings from SNOMED...

Seeking response: November 26, 2021: SNOMED International and AJCC TNM Staging Information 11/03/21

At the October 2021 SNOMED International meetings, it came to light that SNOMED International has been asked to remove all AJCC TNM Staging information from SNOMED CT due to licensing challenges. SNOMED International has prepared a document that o...

July 2021 SNOMED CT Nursing Activities package is now available 11/02/21

The July 2021 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities package is now available in Release Format 2 (RF2) format. The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can also be accessed online: • https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/...

July 2021 SNOMED CT Nursing Health Issues package is now available 11/02/21

The July 2021 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues package is now available in Release Format 2 (RF2). The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be accessed online: • https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOME...

July 2021 SNOMED CT Orphanet Map package release is now available 10/29/21

The first of the SNOMED CT Orphanet Map package is now available. This release is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the July 2021 SNOMED CT International Edition. The SNOMED CT Orphanet Map release is distributed...

July 2021 SNOMED CT GP/FP Reference Sets release now available 10/29/21

The July 2021 SNOMED CT® General Practitioner/Family Practitioner (GP/FP) Reference Sets package is now available. It is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the July 2021 SNOMED CT® International Edition. The pack...

Does anybody have a snowstorm installation available to be queried with the API? 10/27/21

Hi Anibal, As Jon points out, the SI Snowstorm behind the browser has some limitations to prevent excessive workload. As discussed before in this forum, for intensive usage the best option is to have a dedicated Snowstorm installation, locally ins...

Does anybody have a snowstorm installation available to be queried with the API? 10/27/21

Hi Anibal, Thank you for your post. If your IP address was blocked by SNOMED International, it could be because the load your queries were placing on their server are detrimental to other users of the SNOMED International Browser. The response...

Does anybody have a snowstorm installation available to be queried with the API? 10/27/21

Hi all, I now have two scripts that we're using to hit a snowstorm terminology server and automate a lot of our actions. Before these scripts our staff would go to the SNOMED CT browser Canadian Edition and do individual searches. The process was...

July 2021 SNOMED CT Odontogram release package now available 10/27/21

The July 2021 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package is now available in Release Format 2 (RF2). The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be accessed online here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED...

July 2021 SNOMED CT General Dentistry Diagnostic release package now available 10/27/21

The July 2021 SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset release package is now available in Release Format 2 (RF2) format. The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be accessed online: https://confluence.ihtsdo...

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pCLOCD Implementation ( 4 Documents )

TermWorks ( 2 Documents )

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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