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July 2017 Releases of pCLOCD and SNOMED CT now available

The July 2017 versions of pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) and Systematized NOmenclature of MEDicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) are now available for review and implementation, accessible from Terminology Gateway.


Content highlights for the July 2017 release of pCLOCD include:
• 61 new French Canadian translations have been added
• Changes are based on the June 2017 International release of LOINC®
• 535 records have been edited in either language
• 288 records were deprecated this release, most have mapping guidance provided but the map to codes may not be present in pCLOCD. If new codes are required, please submit a request via InfoRMS.

Links to pCLOCD documentation is on the LOINC and pCLOCD Standards page under Implementation and Exchange. Please refer to the specific pCLOCD Release Notes as published on InfoScribe, accessible once you have logged in with your Infoway account. These notes are intended to accompany the release to provide further information on specific additions and changes that have been incorporated into this release.


Content highlights for the July 2017 release of SNOMED CT include:
• 5994 new concepts added to support Body Structure SEP model and lateralised concepts
• 2144 new concepts added to support Clinical finding enhancements and the Orphanet Project
• 735 new concepts added to support the Qualifier Value enhancements
• 665 new concepts added to support Procedure enhancements and lateralised concepts
• 605 changes related to Salmonella serovar name
• 435 new concepts added to support the Substances redesign
• 224 new concepts added to support the Physical Objects
• 114 new concepts added to support the LOINC – SNOMED CT Project
• 2 new reference sets to support the Anatomy SEP model and update of the lateralizable Body Structure reference set
• Update to the SNOMED CT to ICD-10 map
• Ongoing maintenance of the Controlled Medical Terminologies (CMT) Subsets

Please refer to SNOMED CT July 2017 International Release Notes that accompany the release for further information on specific additions and changes incorporated into this release. The release is available on Terminology Gateway.

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