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

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Smita Kachroo replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Good morning All, Code -5300011 is now retired and the new code for Social Services Worker is SSW. Regards, Smita
Smita Kachroo replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Hi All, Please let us know any issues with the proposed code SSW for Social Services Worker. If we don't hear any concerns EOD by today, then we will proceed with retiring 5300011 and assign the new code SSW. Best Regards, Smita
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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.).
Raqia Hazam created a new discussion in Health Terminologies
This is a cross post from the HL7 FHIR Implementers Group as requested by Gavin Tong Hi, We just wanted to give the community a heads up that on the July 24th FHIR WG meeting there will be a presentation on the findings from the ACCESS Atlantic Discovery Phase B project that examined mapping between provincial interfaces and FHIR resources. The focus for the analysis was on citizen access to lab results, and citizen and clinician access to medication profile information. The presentation will include an overview of the methodology used, some of the key findings from the mapping work and the draft resource profiles and supporting implementation guidance. Thanks, Gavin
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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.).
Peter Humphries replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
I see that, now. That is unfortunate. Ah, well; decisions are made.
Ken Sinn replied to a discussion in Health Terminologies
Hi Peter, The entire list of HealthcareProviderRoleType use alphabetic Concept Codes. This change looks to bring this one outlier code in line with the remainder of the Value Set. (as Smita noted earlier in this thread). See the list of concepts below (click on the Concepts tab after logging in). https://tgateway.infoway-inforoute.ca/singlesubset.html?id=2.16.840.1.113883.2.20.3.48&versionid=20180731

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Upcoming events:
Tue Sep 17 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Monthly Meeting
Tue Oct 15 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Monthly Meeting
Tue Nov 19 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Health Terminologies Community Monthly Meeting

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SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/18/19
Good morning All, Code -5300011 is now retired and the new code for Social Services Worker is SSW. Regards, Smita
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/17/19
Hi All, Please let us know any issues with the proposed code SSW for Social Services Worker. If we don't hear any concerns EOD by today, then we will proceed with retiring 5300011 and assign the new code SSW. Best Regards, Smita
HL7 FHIR WG Presentation on ACCESS Discovery Phase 07/15/19
This is a cross post from the HL7 FHIR Implementers Group as requested by Gavin Tong Hi, We just wanted to give the community a heads up that on the July 24th FHIR WG meeting there will be a presentation on the findings from the ACCESS Atlantic...
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/12/19
I see that, now. That is unfortunate. Ah, well; decisions are made.
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/12/19
Hi Peter, The entire list of HealthcareProviderRoleType use alphabetic Concept Codes. This change looks to bring this one outlier code in line with the remainder of the Value Set. (as Smita noted earlier in this thread). See the list of concept...
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/12/19
Using letters instead of numbers makes the codes language-specific. I believe that that is why numbers are used in the first place.
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/12/19
Hello All, Happy Friday! Thanks, Sisira for the great proposal to use the "standard letters" (alpha characters) instead of numeric for the concept and also confirming that there will be no implications to your projects, if we change the code....
Seeking information regarding ICD-9 usage in Canada 07/04/19
Hi Andrea, Thank you for bringing this on the message board across all jurisdictions in Canada. As you are already aware with the work British Columbia is doing in this area. We will try to provide response to all of your questions, which is as be...
Seeking information regarding ICD-9 usage in Canada 07/04/19
Hi In B.C we currently use ICD9 coding for our MSP billing services thru Teleplan, see link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/msp/physicians/diagnostic-code-descriptions-icd-9 Our B.C Health Inf...
Seeking information regarding ICD-9 usage in Canada 07/04/19
Hi, If you seek to map ICD9CM codes to SNOMED CT, I suppose you know this has been already done in USA for diagnostic codes and is downloadable here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/mapping_projects/icd9cm_to_snomedct.html And for proce...
Seeking information regarding ICD-9 usage in Canada 07/03/19
ICD-9-CM is used in Alberta for physician billing. The Clinical Terminologies team is not working on mapping ICD-9 codes to SNOMED CT.
The Gender Harmony Project-Environmental Scan for Sex and Gender 07/03/19
Thanks Finnie, for sharing the details and references. Please see the new version(v0.5) here: ... Regards, Smita
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/03/19
Hi Smitha, Yes, the code-5300011 has been implemented as it was published in the SC-3004-EN - Master Terminology Worksheet. Better, if we could use "standard letters" (alpha characters) instead of numeric. Wondering if the Terminology Community c...
SCPTYPE Concept-Social Services Worker(Code-5300011) 07/02/19
Thanks so much, Sisira for letting us know. Could you please also confirm whether you are using the code-5300011 as part of your implementation or using a different code representing Social Services Worker. We believe that code 5300011, publis...
Health Terminologies Community Summer Break 07/02/19
Hello all, Due to audience member (and presenter!) vacations over the summer, we have decided to take a break from the regularly scheduled meetings for July and August. Regular meetings will resume in September. We would like to take this opport...

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