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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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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.).

Anil Patel created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Thank you for joining us for the September 2021 Health Terminology Community Meeting. Sorry, we didn’t have the time to get to all the updates, but they are posted in the meeting presentation and will be covered at the next meeting. The presentation slides can be found in the Meeting folder: ... The presentation slides for the LOINC Reporting Genetics Variations can be found in the meeting folder : .... Be safe and be kind. Alana and 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.).

Francis Lau created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Please join us for a short SNOMED presentation at the upcoming Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group meeting on Sep 28 at 9am PT / 12pm ET. This presentation is to discuss our proposed work to revise SNOMED sex and gender concepts. This work will be co-facilitated by the UVic GSSO team and Keltie Jamieson and Dorrell Metcalfe from Nova Scotia Health. We need subject matter experts, terminologists, clinicians, analysts and those interested to help us propose new/revised SNOMED CT sex and gender concepts for use in Canada. To join this meeting please register for the Infoway SGWG monthly ... on fourth Tuesday of the month at 12pm ET Francis Lau On behalf of the UVic GSSO team and Keltie and Dorrell from Nova Scotia Health

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Greetings folks. Sorry we didn’t have the time to finish this on today's HTC call. Here are the questions: 1a. Do you forsee any impact to your system or processes as a result of these improvements? o Yes o No o Other 1b. If yes, please describe the potential impacts below in more detail: 2a. Do you currently use the Delta files in the 6 monthly International Edition release packages? o Yes o No o Other 2b. If you do use the Delta files, can you easily move to using either the Full or Snapshot files instead? o Yes o No 2c. If you can not transition to using Full or Snapshot files, would you be interested in a service that allowed you to generate bespoke Delta files between two dates of your choosing? o Yes o No 3a. Do you currently use either of the map files in the International Edition release packages? o Yes o No 3b. If you do use one or both of the map files, are you able to move to downloading a separate Map package instead? o Yes o No o Other________________________ 3c. If you are able to move to downloading a separate Map package, would the difference in frequency of International vs Map packages cause you or your users any issues? o Yes o No o Other________________________ 4a. Are you currently involved in the Member Release review process? o Yes o No 4b. If so, please detail the way in which you feel you could best contribute to reviewing content once the transition to Frequent Delivery is complete? Your answer_______________ 5. Please describe any other critical impacts that you can foresee, to either yours or your users' processes and implementations, of SNOMED International's transition to Frequent Delivery? Your answer_______________ Please copy / paste these questions with your response into an email and send to standards@infoway-inforoute.ca by Friday, September 24, 2021. We will compile and provide to SNOMED International for the 30th. Your participation is appreciated. Kind regards, Kelly Davison, CTSS

Alana Lane created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

A friendly reminder of our Health Terminologies Community Meeting on September 21 at 11 AM EST. We will be welcoming Jami Deckard from Regenstrief (LOINC) who will be talking about LOINC modeling guidance for specific SARS and COVID mutations. Linda Parisienne and Kelly Davison will be providing information regarding SNOMED CT Release Updates. We will also provide a few updates in regards to SNOMED CT mapping to ICD-10-CA, LOINC/pCLOCD release, the SNOMED CT Mapping Tool User Group and COVID-19 Resources. We have a very full agenda and look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Best, Alana and Anil.

Finnie Flores created a new discussion in Health Terminologies

Hello all. This is a cross posting. The Health Analytics Community is hosting the Public Health Agency of Canada on Thursday, Sept 23, 2:00-4:00 PM (Eastern) and will focus on the development of a pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy. The initiative aims to support the effective creation, exchange, and use of critical health data for the benefit of Canadians and the health and public health systems they rely on. The purpose of this virtual meeting is to hear views on how we should work together to formulate a strategy to overcome the barriers that have prevented progress in the past, to identify and prioritize strategies to address root causes and to develop and plan for an environment in which new ideas will flourish. We believe that the unique insights, experiences, and knowledge you hold with regard to this topic would be invaluable in helping to inform the development of this strategy. We value your participation. The link to the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/170857548527

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HTC September 2021 Meeting Materials 09/21/21

Thank you for joining us for the September 2021 Health Terminology Community Meeting. Sorry, we didn’t have the time to get to all the updates, but they are posted in the meeting presentation and will be covered at the next meeting. The presenta...

Proposed work to revise SNOMED sex and gender concepts 09/21/21

Please join us for a short SNOMED presentation at the upcoming Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group meeting on Sep 28 at 9am PT / 12pm ET. This presentation is to discuss our proposed work to revise SNOMED sex and gender concepts. This work will be c...

SNOMED CT Frequent Delivery Survey for HTC 09/21/21

Greetings folks. Sorry we didn’t have the time to finish this on today's HTC call. Here are the questions: 1a. Do you forsee any impact to your system or processes as a result of these improvements? o Yes o No o Other 1b. If yes, please d...

HTC Monthly Meeting Reminder and Agenda 09/20/21

A friendly reminder of our Health Terminologies Community Meeting on September 21 at 11 AM EST. We will be welcoming Jami Deckard from Regenstrief (LOINC) who will be talking about LOINC modeling guidance for specific SARS and COVID mutations....

Cross-post: Sept 23rd Event - Public Health Agency of Canada : pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy 09/16/21

Hello all. This is a cross posting. The Health Analytics Community is hosting the Public Health Agency of Canada on Thursday, Sept 23, 2:00-4:00 PM (Eastern) and will focus on the development of a pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy. The initiative...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/08/21

Thank you all for contributing to this discussion. We appreciate your collaboration and partnership on this issue. Summary: An issue was reported by Anibal from QC related to space-encoding in the March 2021 CA Edition release package RF2 files. Up...

SNOMED International seeking feedback regarding frequency of use for poisoning concepts defined by medicinal product roles 09/07/21

This is one of a series of briefing notes related to Content Improvements in the Substance and Product Hierarchies. The purpose of this briefing note is to seek feedback from the SNOMED CT Members for poisoning concepts that are defined by a caus...

SNOMED International request for feedback: Inactivation of endoscopy procedures stating intent as diagnostic or therapeutic 09/07/21

Purpose To obtain feedback from (MF/CMAG) on the suggested inactivation of concepts which refer to the intent of an endoscopy procedure as diagnostic or therapeutic. Background Following a customer request for a new concept, Diagnostic colonosco...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/04/21

Do you have a simple one-liner that works in Mac OS X Big Sur without having to install anything more complex? My family MacOS expert tells me that you could just use "sed s// /" where is the literal, copy-pasted character. Let the tool deal wit...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/03/21

I found out the reason, it's UTF-8 encoding: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~richard/utf-8.cgi?input=c2+a0&mode=bytes So, the actual NBSP (No-break space) in UTF-8 is xc2xa0 so that's why my gsed from before fixes the issue. CHI, please fix this fo...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/03/21

>> Look for a0 and you'll see the issue. Look at the two previous bytes, 6d and c2. 6d is the 'm' in Achaetomium, c2 is the Â, which you see once you do the gsed command to get rid of the 0a. Aníbal, that would be the UTF8 representation of NBSP (...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/03/21

It seems I need to replace both x2c and xa0 with x20, so I did this: gsed 's/xc2xa0/x20/g' sct2_Description_Snapshot_CanadianEdition_20210331.txt > sct2_Description_Snapshot_CanadianEdition_20210331.txt-cleanup.txt and the results seems OK. Not...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/03/21

Well, it turns out that there's more hidden characters in the RF2 Snapshot Description file. Even after I was able to do the cleanup of the 0xa0 I now see a 0xc2, which is an Â. Look, I took the file: /Users/anibal/Downloads/SnomedCT_Canadian_E...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/03/21

Guillermo, I've been trying to clean the Snapshot Description file so that I replace all the with and I'm having a heck of a hard time. I want something simple. I'm running on Mac OS X Big Sur. I tried: sed 's/xa0/x20/g' filetest.txt > c...

Found issue with space encoding in Description file in RF2 for SNOMED CT release 20210331 09/03/21

For example, with a regular space between “5” and “ml” the text “5 ml” could be split automatically into two lines, while with a non-breaking space it would either fit, or both components moved to the next line. Keeping measurement values and unit...

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pCLOCD Implementation ( 4 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

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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