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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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Anil Patel created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Hi there, Please join me and Jessica Bota for a demonstration of Termworks and TermManager. The first meeting will focus on TermWorks (TW) and the second meeting will be TermManager. Jessica will walk through the cleanup of the initial file, configuring search options, searching in TW ( autocomplete and manual search), fields, search operators and fields You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Dec 1, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdOChpzwsHtE6mjPbbLXdme0H1EHzP_RD After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Anil Patel created an event in Health Terminologies
Apelon Termworks Demo
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Please join me and Jessica Bota of Apelon for a Demonstration of Apelon Termworks. Jessica will be walking through the steps from cleaning up the data, configuring the search options, searching in termworks (autocomplete and manual), some of the search operators and fields You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Dec 1, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdOChpzwsHtE6mjPbbLXdme0H1EHzP_RD After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 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.).
Sisira De Sliva replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
In Newfoundland & Labrador: - We use pCLOCD codes. It there is no pCLOCD code, we use LOINC if it available. - If there isn't a pCLOCD/LOINC code available, we create a NL specific code (XNL). XNL codes may be submitted to Infoway using the InfoRMS tool. - We create MTS codes to accommodate those local RHA business requirements for reportable tests not applicable for XNL coding. MTS codes are not intended to be submitted to Infoway. Thanks, Sisira (NLCHI).
Marion Long replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Hello everybody, In New Brunswick we prefer to use pCLOCD codes. If there is no pCLOCD code we use the RELMA/LOINC code if it available. If there is no pCLOCD or RLMA code we create a local code (XNB). Marion
Gennine Roberts replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
H Linda, In Saskatchewan we try to use the pCLOCD standard first, if not available we'll use LOINC. If there isn't a pCLOCD/LOINC standard available for our needs we create a local code (XSK). Thanks, Gennine
Daniel Simic replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Hi Linda In BC we use them all, depending on the situation. - pCLOCD codes are the first picked when trying to look for a suitable code - RELMA codes are used if one does not exist in pCLOCD. - local codes are used for a number of reasons, mostly for display issues for both the battery name and where it is sequenced in the display tables. BC local codes (Health Authority) consist of codes that we hope to see promoted to being legit LOINCs (XBC-######) or custom LOINCs to make our lab folks happy (XXX-####) Thanks Dan

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Upcoming events:
Tue Dec 01 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Apelon Termworks Demo
Tue Dec 08 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Apelon Termworks Demo
Tue Dec 15 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Meeting

Forum

Apelon TermWorks and TermManager Demo 11/27/20
Hi there, Please join me and Jessica Bota for a demonstration of Termworks and TermManager. The first meeting will focus on TermWorks (TW) and the second meeting will be TermManager. Jessica will walk through the cleanup of the initial file, conf...
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/25/20
In Newfoundland & Labrador: - We use pCLOCD codes. It there is no pCLOCD code, we use LOINC if it available. - If there isn't a pCLOCD/LOINC code available, we create a NL specific code (XNL). XNL codes may be submitted to Infoway using the InfoRM...
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/24/20
Hello everybody, In New Brunswick we prefer to use pCLOCD codes. If there is no pCLOCD code we use the RELMA/LOINC code if it available. If there is no pCLOCD or RLMA code we create a local code (XNB). Marion
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/24/20
H Linda, In Saskatchewan we try to use the pCLOCD standard first, if not available we'll use LOINC. If there isn't a pCLOCD/LOINC standard available for our needs we create a local code (XSK). Thanks, Gennine
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/24/20
Hi Linda In BC we use them all, depending on the situation. - pCLOCD codes are the first picked when trying to look for a suitable code - RELMA codes are used if one does not exist in pCLOCD. - local codes are used for a...
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/24/20
Hello Linda, Providing an update to previous comment. "AHS primarily uses pCLOCD but occasionally uses LOINC, a temporary provincial (XAB) code, or a local system code depending on code availability and purpose. As part of our message standa...
SNOMED Implementation Course - starts 4th January 2021 11/24/20
Enrolments for the next SNOMED CT Implementation Course, starting on Monday 4th January 2021, will be closing soon - on Monday 28th December. Please share the advertisement below with your local communities to advertise the course. This is a six mon...
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/24/20
Hello Linda, Alberta Health Services uses LOINC codes in OBR 4.1. Please let me know if you need more information. Thanks, Harsh Sharma Senior Advisor - Terminology Standards AHS
Terminology used in labs in Canada for OBR 4 11/24/20
Hello, Ontario is hoping to gather information on what terminology is used in the lab repositories across the country. Could you please let us know what terminology is being used in your provincial laboratory repository for the lab order codes...
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...

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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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