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New US Content Request System Tutorials Available

New US Content Request System Tutorials Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jul-Aug;(399):b1.

2014 July 01 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the availability of a suite of US Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) Content Request System* (USCRS) tutorials. USCRS is the NLM system that allows users to request basic changes to the clinical terminology, SNOMED CT.

The tutorials are available as a link from the USCRS, the UMLS Video Learning Resources page, the NLM Distance Education Resources page and the NLM YouTube site. The tutorials cover the principles and application of USCRS divided into four modules:


  1. Introduction to USCRS
  2. Searching on USCRS
  3. Types of Requests
  4. Submitting Content Requests on USCRS

Additional tutorials and SNOMED CT Quick Tours including USCRS Batch Upload are planned. We encourage comments and suggestions for further topics. Please send comments, suggestions, and questions to custserv@nlm.nih.gov.


*The US SNOMED CT Content Request System is an important new tool in the NLM effort to support the development, enhancement, and distribution of clinically specific vocabularies to facilitate the exchange of clinical data and improve retrieval of health information. SNOMED CT is one of a suite of designated standards for use in U.S. Federal Government systems for the electronic exchange of clinical health information and is also a required standard in interoperability specifications of the U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel.

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