Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)
Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) Release Files
Current Terminology Subsets Data Files
The files include:
- descriptions that are used as display names for Clinicians in Kaiser Permanente's electronic medical record,
- corresponding patient display names that the members see in their PHR portal, and
- mappings to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
|ENT_Gastrointestinal_InfectiousDiseases||November 2, 2012||Total of 3,584 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for ENT, Gastrointestinal, Infectious Diseases problem lists.|
Past Terminology Subsets Data Files
|Endocrinology_Urology_Nephrology||June 11, 2012||Total of 1,638 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for endocrinology, urology, nephrology problem lists.|
|Hematology_Oncology||November 1, 2011||Total of 2,846 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for hematology/oncology problem lists.|
|Cardiology||November 1, 2011||Total of 949 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for cardiology problem lists.|
|Ophthalmology||November 1, 2011||Total of 2,950 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for ophthalmology problem lists.|
|Musculoskeletal||September 1, 2011||Total of 4,534 concepts consisting of all concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses as problem lists for non-injury musculoskeletal problems.|
|Neurology||August 9, 2011||Total of 1,497 concepts consisting of all concepts Kaiser Permanente uses as problem lists in neurology specialty.|
|Mental Health||July 1, 2011||Total of 1,203 concepts consisting of all concepts Kaiser Permanente uses as problem lists in mental health specialty.|
|KP Problem List Subset||February 25, 2011||Total of 2,613 concepts consisting of the top 2,500 most frequently used problem list concepts used by Kaiser Permanente plus a few related concepts.|
Kaiser Permanente CMT Enterprise Terminology Tool (ETT)
Kaiser Permanente uses the ETT for the creation, management and quality assurance of its terminology products such as the CMT subsets. The ETT is an installation of the IHTSDO Workbench. Note: NLM does not provide technical support for the ETT.
Current ETT File
|File||Version Number||Version Date|
|ETT V2||V2||November 2, 2012|
Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) is a set of clinician- and patient friendly terminology, linked to US and international interoperability standards, and related vocabulary development tools and utilities. Developed by Kaiser Permanente over many years for use within its health-IT systems, CMT now includes more than 75,000 concepts.
In September 2010 Kaiser Permanente, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) and the US Department of Health and Human Services jointly announced Kaiser Permanente’s donation of their CMT content and related tooling to the IHTSDO. The donation consists of terminology content already developed, a set of tools to help create and manage terminology and processes to control the quality of terminology that is developed. CMT also includes mappings to classifications and standard vocabularies including SNOMED CT.
Additional information about CMT is available as an FAQ.
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NLM distributes both the internationally relevant CMT content (also distributed by the IHTSDO) and the US-specific CMT content. Use of CMT is subject to the license provisions outlined in the License Agreement for Use of the UMLS® Metathesaurus® which include license provisions relating to SNOMED CT in Appendix 2.
Feedback and suggestions
We welcome any questions, comments or suggestions relating to CMT. Please send feedback to NLM Customer Service with the subject line “CMT”.