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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.
File Version DateDescription
Common Lab Procedures December 9, 2014 This problem list subset includes the most common lab procedure concepts in use at KP that are mapped to both CPT and LOINC. There are 347 concepts in this file. SNOMED CT concepts are based on the 1/31/2014 version of the International Release.
Emergency Department November 3, 2014 This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses within the ED Problem List.There are 2189 concepts in this file. SNOMED Concepts are based on the 1/31/2012 version of the International Release.
Pediatrics October 9, 2014 This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses within the Pediatrics Problem List. There are 3792 concepts in this file. The SNOMED CT concepts are based on the 1/31/2012 version of the International Release.
Cardiology August 18, 2014 This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses as Problem Lists for Cardiology. There are 879 concepts in this file.
Musculoskeletal August 18, 2014 Total of 3710 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Musculoskeletal problem lists.
Ophthalmology August 18, 2014 This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses as Problem Lists for Ophthalmology. There are 2505 concepts in this file.
Orthopedics July 31, 2014 This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses as Problem Lists for Orthopedics. There are 1088 concepts in this file.
Top 2500 July 31, 2014 This problem list subset includes the Top 2500 most frequently used problem list concepts. There are 2584 concepts in this file.
Injuries July 31, 2014 This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses as Problem Lists for Injuries. There are 5825 concepts in this file.
Injury Total (Problem List Subsets Parts 1, 2 and 3) January 15, 2014 This problem list subset includes all concepts that KP uses as Problem Lists for Non-fracture Injury domain. There are total of 6144 concepts in this file.
Injury Part 3 January 15, 2014 Total of 1,691 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Injuries (part 3) problem lists.

 

Past Terminology Subsets Data Files

2013

File Version DateDescription
Primary Care December 2, 2013 Total of 2830 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for problems lists for Primary Care.
Ortho_NonExtrem August 26, 2013 Total of 385 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Orthopedics (non-extremity fractures) problem lists.
Hx_of_FHX_of July 15, 2013 Total of 1,058 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Hx of and FHx of problem lists.
Injury_Part1 June 13, 2013 Total of 2,150 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Injuries (part 1) problem lists.
Ortho_Extrem May 01, 2013 Total of 708 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Orthopedics (extremity fractures) problem lists.
Ob_Gyn April 01, 2013 Total of 1,306 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Obstetrics and Gynecology problem lists.

2012

File Version DateDescription
Skin_Respiratory November 14, 2012 Total of 2,856 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for Skin/Respiratory problem lists.
ENT_Gastrointestinal_InfectiousDiseases November 2, 2012 Total of 3,584 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for ENT, Gastrointestinal, Infectious Diseases problem lists.
Endocrinology_Urology_Nephrology June 11, 2012 Total of 1,638 concepts that Kaiser Permanente uses for endocrinology, urology, nephrology problem lists.

2011


File Version DateDescription
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 NumberVersion Date
ETT V2 V2 November 2, 2012

 

Introduction
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.

License Requirements
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”.