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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, Marketing and Engagement, Canada Health Infoway

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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.).

Anil Patel created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

InfoRMS (JIRA) and InfoScribe (Confluence) are currently unavailable. Your Requests for Change (RFCs) are important to us, so as an interim solution, please send your RFCs to [email protected] All RFCs (SNOMED CT, pCLOCD, LOINC, SC code systems, subsets) will continue to be triaged and prioritized to make every effort to meet your implementation timelines. If you are looking for a document on InfoScribe, please email us at [email protected] and we will send you the link as soon as service is restored. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide more information as it becomes available.

Marie Tran replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies

Hi Fariba, Thank you for your feedback. The two concerns you’ve described (appropriate subset & use of SNOMED CT values) will be taken into consideration. Any updates to our proposal will be provided in the forum once we have completed our community engagement period. Regards, Marie Tran

Marie Tran replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies

Hi Anne, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your concerns about interoperability and we will be taking your suggestion about the SNOMED code list into consideration. Any updates will be provided in the forum once we have completed our community engagement period. Regards, Marie Tran

Linda Parisien replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies

Hi Gabor, Thank you for taking the time to report your findings which I'm sure took a long time. There is certainly a lot to "unpack" in this message. We are currently assessing the potential sources of the issues you reported. We would like to take this opportunity to have a conversation with you, on these issues and the previous ones you have reported, so we are ensuring the highest quality of product for the Canadians stakeholders. Would you be able to send an inquiry to the Infoway helpdesk at [email protected] ? Thank you!

Alana Lane created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Hello, We would like to thank Anne Randorff Højen and Alejandro Lopez Osornio for coming to the May HTC Meeting and presenting and providing a demo of the SNAP2SNOMED mapping tool. ... We would also like to thank Kelly Davison for providing a refresh of the Request for Change process. ... Thank you all for joining us at the meeting. See you at the June 21, 2022 meeting where we will have LOINC present on the RELMA mapping tool. The written answers to the chat questions & response here ... A reminder that there will not be an HTC meeting in August. Best regards Alana and Anil

Gábor Nagy replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies

Hi all, I would also like to share our findings regarding the latest SNOMED CT Canada Edition release. While investigating Debbie's loading issue we found a few discrepancies in the package. Although they are not strictly related to the previously mentioned cases, I hope that sharing this information here will benefit everybody in the community. Release package naming and Delta content The latest release package was named as SnomedCT_Canadian_EditionRelease_PRODUCTION_20220331T120000Z.zip . This filename gives the impression that this package is an Edition release, meaning it contains both the International Edition and the Canada Extension content. It still sounds valid when reading the readme file within the archive: ... The metadata file (release_package_information.json) in the package also suggests that the Delta contains everything that is necessary to perform an upgrade: ... However, the Delta files do not contain any International SNOMED CT content since 2021-09-31. This fact renders the package to be a mix-up of an extension and an edition release, breaking the contract the official SNOMED CT Release Format specification offers. According to the ...: ... The individual filenames also contain the word "Edition", see: ... I see the good intentions with keeping the Delta files within the release package, but this way it could be dangerous to those who got used to consuming Delta files. Since the introduction of Frequent Delivery releases, all the toolings had to prepare for release packages without Delta files. This means that - ideally - the Full files should be sufficient for any consumers going forward. A good example of this approach is the SNOMED CT US Edition, where the latest release package follows the same format as SNOMED International, no Delta is included. I have to add though, that using the Full files is also somewhat tricky in this case, which I'm describing below why. Unfortunate timing of content donation 147 concepts became the first "victims" of the International Frequent Delivery releases. These concepts were all introduced first in the Canada Extension with the effective time 2021-09-30. Then they were donated to the International Edition, where they got accepted and released with an effective time of 2021-09-30. Let me show you through an example why this situation is a bit worrying. 30421000087105 - Corynebacterium mustelae (organism) All corresponding RF2 rows in sct2_Concept_Full_CanadianEdition_20210930.txt: ... All corresponding RF2 rows in sct2_Concept_Full_CanadianEdition_20220331.txt: ... The historical information of these concepts has disappeared between the 2021-09-30 and the 2022-03-31 Canada Edition releases. The modules of these concepts are not represented properly within Snowstorm either. See the modules ... in the International Edition: https://browser.ihtsdotools.org/?perspective=full&conceptId1=30421000087105&edition=MAIN/2022-04-30&release=&languages=en ... in the Canada Edition: https://browser.ihtsdotools.org/?perspective=full&conceptId1=30421000087105&edition=MAIN/SNOMEDCT-CA/2022-03-31&release=&languages=en,fr The official ... cannot be used here because of the clashing effective times. On the other hand, ... says: ... Using the module dependency reference set could be a potential solution, but that alone does not fix the issues within the RF2 files. The latest Canadian Full files do contain the correct International version of those concepts, yet it breaks the RF2 standard itself. Missing components between releases Last but not least, a less critical issue has also been identified. As the specification says, rows from the RF2 release files should not disappear ever, yet there is content that was part of the 2021-09-30 Full release and is not present in the 2022-03-31 Full release files. We have found: - 4468 Simple Map reference set members - 1 module dependency reference set member that is missing from the latest release package, but was present in the previous one. We will help Debbie to import the latest Canadian release into their authoring environment, but in case there is a possibility for a patch release, please let us know. Regards, Gábor B2i Healthcare

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InfoRMS (JIRA) and InfoScribe (Confluence) Update 05/25/22

InfoRMS (JIRA) and InfoScribe (Confluence) are currently unavailable. Your Requests for Change (RFCs) are important to us, so as an interim solution, please send your RFCs to [email protected] All RFCs (SNOMED CT, pCLOCD, LOINC, S...

Proposed changes to HealthcareProviderRoleType subset 05/20/22

Hi Fariba, Thank you for your feedback. The two concerns you’ve described (appropriate subset & use of SNOMED CT values) will be taken into consideration. Any updates to our proposal will be provided in the forum once we have completed our communi...

Proposed changes to HealthcareProviderRoleType subset 05/20/22

Hi Anne, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your concerns about interoperability and we will be taking your suggestion about the SNOMED code list into consideration. Any updates will be provided in the forum once we have completed our com...

Issues loading the latest version of the Canadian SNOMED CT Release dated 2022-03-31 05/19/22

Hi Gabor, Thank you for taking the time to report your findings which I'm sure took a long time. There is certainly a lot to "unpack" in this message. We are currently assessing the potential sources of the issues you reported. We would like to take...

May HTC Meeting Presentations Posted 05/18/22

Hello, We would like to thank Anne Randorff Højen and Alejandro Lopez Osornio for coming to the May HTC Meeting and presenting and providing a demo of the SNAP2SNOMED mapping tool. ... We would also like to thank Kelly Davison for providing...

Issues loading the latest version of the Canadian SNOMED CT Release dated 2022-03-31 05/18/22

Hi all, I would also like to share our findings regarding the latest SNOMED CT Canada Edition release. While investigating Debbie's loading issue we found a few discrepancies in the package. Although they are not strictly related to the previously...

A dedicated terminology to support the International Patient Summary 05/16/22

The PS-CA project is excited to see SNOMED CT's continued support of the patient summary community and will continue to work with IPS and other national implementers to understand how this new terminology will be leveraged for patient summary exchang...

2022 SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package available 05/16/22

Dear all, The first Production release of the SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package is now available from the MLDS distribution site. This release is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the January 2022 SNOMED CT Inter...

2021 SNOMED International Annual Report: A collaborative approach to deliver global interoperability 05/16/22

SNOMED International is pleased to announce the release of the organization’s .... Titled A collaborative approach to deliver global interoperability, it reflects our efforts and achievements as we continue to work toward realizing our 2020-2025 Stra...

A dedicated terminology to support the International Patient Summary 05/16/22

Towards the end of 2021, SNOMED International shared its intention to extend the core of SNOMED CT’s structured clinical terminology to deliver an open, standalone terminology in support of the scope of content within the International Patient Summar...

Recognizing excellence within the SNOMED CT community: Awards nominations are now open! 05/16/22

The time has come for the SNOMED International community of practice to submit nominations to support this year's SNOMED International awards process. SNOMED International acknowledges individual contributions to the organization and community thr...

Reminder - Next HTC Meeting - May 17, 2022 11:00 a.m EST 05/16/22

A friendly reminder of our upcoming HTC meeting. We invite you to join us at the next Health Terminologies Community meeting on May 17 , 2022 at 11 AM EST. We are very pleased to have Anne Randorff Højen, Senior Implementation Support Specialist,...

Proposed changes to HealthcareProviderRoleType subset 05/06/22

Hello, We recommend that there needs to be a distinction and clear boundaries between in the concepts of a role and a specialty in data modeling. When developing standards for health information exchange we have 2 distinct elements to define a pro...

Proposed changes to HealthcareProviderRoleType subset 05/05/22

Our team at TELUS has reviewed this code set and the proposed additions. Our EMRs will also benefit from these concepts being added, so thank you for bringing these forward. We have some others as well that we will post separately over the next f...

SNOMED International seeking feedback on proposed changes to Epilepsy and Seizure content by June 1, 2022 05/03/22

Greetings folks, SNOMED International is seeking feedback on proposed changes to Epilepsy and Seizure content. Their request is to "Kindly provide information on usage, other feedback, and questions on this area of work via [email protected] with t...

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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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