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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
Francis Lau, Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria
Marc L’Arrivee, Information Standards Specialist, Manitoba eHealth

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Marc L'Arrivee replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Hello all, The presentations from the April meeting can now be found in the community's Documents section, here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/health-terminologies/ht-mtg. Regards, Marc & Francis
Marc L'Arrivee created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
Hello all, Please join us May 21 at 11 am ET for our regular monthly meeting. Here is the agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Presentation 1: SNOMED CT QI Update – Monica Harry 3. Presentation 2: SNOMED CT Drug Project Update – Toni Morrison 4. Call for Topic Suggestions 5. Jurisdictional Outreach 6. Upcoming Items of Interest 7. Adjournment Meeting link: Monthly meeting for the Health Terminologies community. Third Tuesday of every month 11:00 - 12:00 ET Add to your calendar here: https://zoom.us/meeting/947195893/ics?icsToken=977d7e1127e535e754f4c85d8fe8a74c65dfd5a4a7aab6da409a2d6b51ec39e6 Webinar: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/947195893 Dial-in numbers: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Canada: +1 647 558 0588 or +1 855 703 8985 (Toll Free) US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 947 195 893 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/c93xnYbQz Or iPhone one-tap : Canada: +16475580588,,947195893# or +18557038985,,947195893# (Toll Free) Regards, Marc & Francis
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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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Linda Monico created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
It has been nearly 12 years since the first publication of the Pan Canadian Logical Observation Code Database and we want to take this opportunity to get your opinions on some specific elements of the pCLOCD standard. Infoway is always looking for ways to streamline our processes and minimize our combined maintenance efforts without compromising quality. With this in mind, we believe that there are a few opportunities for how we can change and improve, such as: No longer maintaining or removing the 'Change History; Current Release Change Description” and "Change History; Current Release Change Description to French Terms" fields, given the change log functionality of the Terminology Gateway. You can see an example of the Change Log in Terminology Gateway when browsing ...; Determining what file formats are required: MS Excel, Access JSON, XML We want to make an informed decision, a decision informed by you, the users of the pCLOCD. Your opinions will help shape our future plans. Please take a few minutes to complete our .... If any survey questions do not apply to you, please answer 'n/a'. Deadline to respond is June 11, 2019. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or further feedback. Thank you for your time and support!
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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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Upcoming events:
Tue May 21 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Monthly Meeting
Tue Jun 18 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Monthly Meeting
Tue Jul 16 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Monthly Meeting

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Upcoming Meeting - April 16th 05/17/19
Hello all, The presentations from the April meeting can now be found in the community's Documents section, here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/health-terminologies/ht-mtg. Regards, Marc & Francis
Upcoming Meeting - May 21 05/17/19
Hello all, Please join us May 21 at 11 am ET for our regular monthly meeting. Here is the agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Presentation 1: SNOMED CT QI Update – Monica Harry 3. Presentation 2: SNOMED CT Drug Project Update – Toni Morrison 4. Call for...
We want to hear from all pCLOCD Users--Online Survey! 05/07/19
It has been nearly 12 years since the first publication of the Pan Canadian Logical Observation Code Database and we want to take this opportunity to get your opinions on some specific elements of the pCLOCD standard. Infoway is always looking for...
Requests for change for SNOMED CT - Informs available for submissions 05/02/19
As you are aware, we have published the last Canadian Edition of SNOMED CT on April 30. You are welcome to submit new requests for changes (RFC) using the Infoway .... The RFC that were submitted after March 14 will now be assessed and processed t...
The April 2019 Release of the Canadian Edition of SNOMED CT is now available! 04/30/19
The Infoway’s bi-annual release of the Canadian Edition of SNOMED CT (English and French) is now available. This latest release aligns with the SNOMED International January 2019 release. New concepts were created for supporting immunization. Chan...
SNOMED CT Expo 2019 Call for Abstracts Closing May 1st 04/26/19
SNOMED CT Expo 2019: Leading health information through data Get your abstracts in for the only conference solely dedicated to SNOMED CT. Contribute your subject matter expertise to our established Community of Practice. This year's conference is...
FHIR 04/17/19
Hi Nicole, There are a couple of initiatives going on at the moment: LOINC is heavily used for laboratory information and Regenstrief has their FHIR Server setup; you can you can try it out here: ... There is a Canadian FHIR Baseline wor...
FHIR 04/16/19
Hi everyone I'm not sure if people still check out this forum, but if they do I'm wondering if there is anyone out there with FHIR expertise specific to lab. I'm just curious on how FHIR works in the lab world. Thanks Nicole Jaster
Accessing TermWorks and Term Manager for mapping local terminologies to SNOMED CT (International or the Canadian Edition) 04/16/19
Infoway would like to thank Apelon and the Canadian users of Term Manager and TermWorks for the great usability updates just released by Apelon to their latest release of Term Manager and TermWorks. As explained on the teleconference this morning,...
Summer 2019 LOINC Conference - Registration now open 04/15/19
Summer 2019 Laboratory LOINC Conference June 5-6, 2019 Indianapolis Join LOINCers from around the world at this special event combining hands-on workshops and the public Laboratory LOINC Committee Meeting. Review the ... for detailed informat...
LOINC Guide for Using Microbiology Terms - *New Chapter* for your review 04/15/19
There is a ... about mapping qualitative microbiology results in the ... that was initially released in August 2018. A ... has been created by LOINC that allows you to post your comments as well as review the feedback others have provided. The de...
Upcoming Meeting - April 16th 04/12/19
Hello all, Please join us April 16 at 11 am ET for our regular monthly meeting. As you may be aware, Infoway conducted a pilot of Apelon's TermManager tool. Apelon has taken the resulting feedback and made some changes to their TermManager tool....
Upcoming Meeting - March 19 04/12/19
Hi all, The slides and presentations for this meeting have been posted to the community's Documents section in the Meeting Materials folder, here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/health-terminologies/ht-mtg. Regards, M...
Introduction to FHIR: Infoway webinar: April 17 at noon ET 04/11/19
Dear Health Terminologies Community, I just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of our new Introduction to FHIR webinar by Joel Francis on Wednesday April 17 at noon ET. The webinar is free, you just need to click on the link provided be...
SNOMED CT Requests for change (RFC) Reminder 04/04/19
While we are working on the release of the Canadian SNOMED CT Edition, and the SNOMED CT database is closed. You are welcome to submit RFC using the Infoway Request Management System (InfoRMS) which stays open for any submission of requests for ch...

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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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