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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.

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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.).
Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
An invitation from Linda Bird at SNOMED International: The practical application of SNOMED CT in clinical decision support and integration with GP health records Presenters: • Jonathan Olsen: System Architect BPAC CS • Eric Robertson: Chief Information Officer, BPAC CS • Ian Rubin: Medical Director, CARE IS This 90 minute implementation webinar will focus on the practical application of SNOMED CT in clinical decision support in a primary healthcare setting, and the architecture and information management that support it. BPAC Clinical Solution's core business is providing clinical tools and systems to the primary health sector and linking eHealth systems together, within New Zealand, Australia and the UK, to help improve the patient journey. At the heart of these clinical tools are a rules engine and the APIs that provide the ability to read coded clinical data from the patient's record into the rules engine to support clinical decision making and improve efficiency. The rules engine is built using SNOMED CT as the clinical ontology of choice. You can register for this webinar ....
Francis Lau created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Hi all, if you want to learn more about UVic's Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards, please attend one of the four upcoming online information sessions being held on March 10, 18, 31 or April 15. Application deadline is June 1 for September 2021 entry. See link for detail - https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/hinf/home/news/current/francis-lau-graduate-certificate-info-sessions.php Thanks -Francis
Linda Monico created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Description of the issue: On February 10, Amy Goodwin, LOINC Analyst from Intelligent Medical Objects has notified us of 2 errors found in the pCLOCD release. List of Codes with errors: LOINC Code: 82191-8 LN Component: Herpes simplex virus 2 DNA LN Property:PrThr LN Time: Pt LN System: CSF LN Scale: Ord LN Method:Non-probe.amp.tar Nature of error: LN Scale was incorrect and has been changed from “Qn” to “Ord” Change Type: Change (Major) in English & French LOINC Code: 82182-7 LN Component: Escherichia coli K1 DNA LN Property:PrThr LN Time: Pt LN System: CSF LN Scale: Ord LN Method:Non-probe.amp.tar Nature of error: LN Component was incorrect and has been changed from “Escherichia coli K1 Ag” to “Escherichia coli K1 DNA” Change Type: Change (Major) in English & French Remedial Actions Taken: LOINC Codes: 82191-8, 82182-7 have been corrected in English and French. pCLOCD January 2021 has been updated and republished on the .... The main file (inside the zip file) has been renamed as follows: pCLOCD-FR-EN-R05.13.01_LOINC 2.69-20210131.accdb.zip The error has been documented in .... Additional quality assurance rules have been implemented in the maintenance process. How does this fix impact you? If you have implemented the pCLOCD January 2021 release, you will need to implement the updated release. If you have questions or concerns regarding these errors, contact us at standards@infoway-inforoute.ca . Thanks to Amy and IMO Health team for ensuring that the pCLOCD keeps its high quality standard.
Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Let your requirements be known: SNOMED International is seeking additional input/requirements for their mapping tool via a VERY BRIEF poll related to import, export and collaboration requirements. Mostly single and multi-select responses. Text below. Your input is appreciated. "SNOMED International would like to better understand your requirements related to IMPORT, EXPORT and COLLABORATION for mapping FROM another code system TO SNOMED CT. To help us understand these requirements, please complete this questionnaire. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfU0oOaqKSb5FXkjUcEdMEbOHMmygFWMoeMam4bMSj5rvGV6g/viewform" Kind regards, Kelly
Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
A message from SNOMED International: We're thrilled to announce our March Research Webinar featuring Hugo J.T. van Mens. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 17 (14UTC). Registration is now open: https://snomed.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CFUTtmQDSPm52Ae1c4UltA TOPIC: Utilizing the SNOMED CT hierarchy to generate patient-friendly clarifications: challenges and opportunities The SNOMED CT Netherlands Patient-Friendly Extension contains a limited set of terms and definitions to help laymen understand medical data. In this presentation, Hugo will show how he used this relatively small set, and the SNOMED CT hierarchy, to generate clarifications for a high percentage of all diagnoses. Results from a validation study and plans for further research and development will be discussed. Presenter: Hugo J.T. van Mens, MSC PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC and software developer at ChipSoft
Jess Bota replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Hi jgarcia, The auto mapping functionality matches against concept names and synonyms. My assumption is that you are referring to the "excludes" attributes in ICD-10-CA, and not using TermWorks to exclude certain words. If my assumption is correct, the "excludes" are not handled by TermWorks. Please let me know if can clarify anything. Thank you, Jess

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Upcoming events:
Tue Mar 16 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting
Wed Mar 31 @12:00AM
SNOMED CT March 2021 CA Edition Release
Tue Apr 20 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting

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SNOMED CT Web Series: March 11, 2021 at 10:00 UTC (2 am PT/ 5 am ET) 03/04/21
An invitation from Linda Bird at SNOMED International: The practical application of SNOMED CT in clinical decision support and integration with GP health records Presenters: • Jonathan Olsen: System Architect BPAC CS • Eric Robertson: Chie...
Info sessions on UVic's Graduate Certificate on Health Terminology Standards 03/04/21
Hi all, if you want to learn more about UVic's Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards, please attend one of the four upcoming online information sessions being held on March 10, 18, 31 or April 15. Application deadline is June 1 for Sep...
Error Notification: January 2021 pCLOCD Release 03/02/21
Description of the issue: On February 10, Amy Goodwin, LOINC Analyst from Intelligent Medical Objects has notified us of 2 errors found in the pCLOCD release. List of Codes with errors: LOINC Code: 82191-8 LN Component: Herpes simplex virus...
Opportunity to provide additional requirements for SNOMED International mapping tool 03/01/21
Let your requirements be known: SNOMED International is seeking additional input/requirements for their mapping tool via a VERY BRIEF poll related to import, export and collaboration requirements. Mostly single and multi-select responses. Text below....
SNOMED CT Research Webinar March 17, 2021 at 6 am PT / 9 ET 03/01/21
A message from SNOMED International: We're thrilled to announce our March Research Webinar featuring Hugo J.T. van Mens. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 17 (14UTC). Registration is now open: https://snomed.zoom.us/webinar/regist...
Apelon Termworks Demo Video 03/01/21
Hi jgarcia, The auto mapping functionality matches against concept names and synonyms. My assumption is that you are referring to the "excludes" attributes in ICD-10-CA, and not using TermWorks to exclude certain words. If my assumption is correc...
Apelon Termworks Demo Video 02/26/21
Demo auto mapping function with ICD-10-CA - How are the "excludes" handled when utilizing auto mapping functionality?
SNOMED CT Courses open for Members 02/25/21
SNOMED International has decided to immediately cease charging fees to Members for courses offered by SNOMED International, in effect with the next cohort of classes. Fees for courses already paid for but yet to be delivered by SNOMED International w...
The SNOMED CT Expo 2021 Call for Abstracts is now open 02/24/21
Do you have an interesting and informative SNOMED CT experience to share? Consider submitting an abstract for this October’s conference - an event that last year attracted more than 1700 participants. Planned as a hybrid and virtual event, there are...
Interested in presenting any LOINC project challenges or needs to the Lab or Clinical Committee? 02/24/21
Is there a LOINC related projects or use case your currently working on that has posed challenges or would benefit from LOINC expert feedback? Infoway is a member of the LOINC Lab and Clinical committees and would like to extend the opportunity fo...
SNOMED CT for Clinicians - accepting enrolments now! 02/19/21
A message from SNOMED International: Enrolments for the SNOMED CT for Clinicians Course are open throughout the year for any new participants. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology designed for clinicians. This short course introduces SNOMED CT t...
SNOMED CT Terminology Services Course - accepting enrolments now! 02/19/21
A message from SNOMED International: Enrolments for the SNOMED CT Terminology Services Course are open throughout the year for any new participants. Please share the advertisement below with your local communities to advertise the course. This sel...
February 2021 SNOMED CT International Edition Concrete Domains Technical Preview release available 02/19/21
A message from SNOMED International: The February 2021 Concrete Domains Tech Preview release of the SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members. This Tech Preview release provides Members with the opportun...
HTC Meeting Materials Posted 02/16/21
Hello, Thank you for attending the February 16, 2021 monthly HTC meeting. The materials for this meeting can be found in the document folder. ... Topics included: - SNOMED CT CA Update, Canada Health Infoway - SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CA Mapping...
Cross-post: Statistics Canada Sex-Gender Metadata (about the data) Standards Consultation - Open to March 12, 2021 02/12/21
StatCan has just shared the following information and is seeking input on their metadata standard. I would encourage you and your organizations to participate in this very important consultation. Link to participate .... "(le français suit)...

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pCLOCD Implementation ( 14 Documents )

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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

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

Desiderata for Controlled Medical Vocabularies

Published on Jun 07, 2018 by Marc L'Arrivee

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