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December 2014

  • IHTSDO Announces SNOMED CT Foundation E-Learning Course – Application Due December 12, 2014
    December 1, 2014
    From the IHTSDO: Applications are now open for the SNOMED CT Foundation E-Learning Course, which will start on 1st February 2015 and finish at the end of April 2015. Applications close at 23:59 US Pacific Time on 12 December 2014. The objective of this course is to extend the depth and breadth of knowledge of SNOMED CT in the global community. The course aims to provide authoritative coverage of a broad range of topics related to SNOMED CT at a relatively basic level. It also enables the growth of more detailed understanding of SNOMED CT by enabling those who complete this course to join more advanced SNOMED CT E-Learning courses later in 2015. There are no specific requirements for prior knowledge of SNOMED CT. This course is a good starting point for you to learn about SNOMED. However, if you have existing knowledge of SNOMED CT, the course is an opportunity to fill gaps, perhaps dispel a few common misunderstandings and demonstrate knowledge required to join more advanced SNOMED CT E-Learning courses.

November 2014

  • New Kaiser Permanente Starter Reference Set and Updated GP/FP Reference Set and ICPC-2 Map File Available
    November 26, 2014
    The Kaiser Permanente Starter Reference Set is now available for download. The reference set release is part of an ongoing collaboration between Kaiser Permanente, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The clinical content of the reference sets has been derived by listing the medical terms most commonly used across health care domains at Kaiser Permanente. The collaboration has resulted in the Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT), charitable donations by Kaiser Permanente to the IHTSDO and NLM. This release contains reference sets donated over a six-month period during 2014, aligned to the July 2014 SNOMED CT International Release.
    Additionally, the IHTSDO has released an update to the SNOMED CT International General/Family subset (GP/FP Subset) and map from the GP/FP Subset to the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2). The original files has been revised as a result of feedback provided to the IHTSDO.

  • LOINC – SNOMED Cooperation Project Technology Preview, September 2014
    November 21, 2014
    The LOINC – SNOMED Cooperation Project Technology Preview release is the baseline work release resulting from a cooperative agreement between the Regenstrief Institute and the IHTSDO. Feedback is requested on the Technology Preview release to inform future development and determine fitness for purpose. Please provide feedback by December 15, 2014 through one of the following two options: 1) Enter responses into an online feedback form; or 2) Send feedback via email to LOINCSNOMEDProject@ihtsdo.org with a subject line of “LOINCSNOMED Technology Preview.” If using this option, please utilize the IHTSDO standard feedback form available in the release package. This Technology Preview does not represent a set of data ready for clinical use within a system and has been made available at this time for review and evaluation purposes only. Thus, this release should not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings.

  • 2014AB UMLS Release
    November 10, 2014
    The 2014AB edition of the UMLS Knowledge Sources is available for download. For information about the release, see the What’s New section of the Release Documentation.

  • New CMT Subset Available, November 2014
    November 3, 2014
    This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses within the Emergency Department (ED) Problem List. There are 2189 concepts in this file. SNOMED Concepts are based on the 1/31/2012 version of the International Release.

  • SNOMED CT: International Spanish Release, October 2014
    October 31, 2014
    The release contains Spanish translations of SNOMED CT International Release July 2014 descriptions and documentation in both RF1 and RF2 (Candidate Baseline Release) versions.

  • Candidate Baseline of GP/FP Reference Sets and SNOMED CT to ICPC2 Maps, October 2014
    October 31, 2014
    The SNOMED CT International General/Family Practice subset (GP/FP Subset) and map from the GP/FP Subset to the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2). This is the baseline work release resulting from the harmonization agreement between the IHTSDO and WONCA. Please note that use within clinical systems cannot be supported at this time. This Candidate Baseline is distributed for evaluation purposes only and should not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings.

  • New CMT Subset Available, October 2014
    October 13, 2014
    This problem list subset includes concepts that KP uses within the Pediatrics Problem List. There are 3792 concepts in this file. SNOMED Concepts are based on the 1/31/2012 version of the International Release.

  • SNOMED CT Route of Administration Subset Available, October 2014
    October 13, 2014
    An updated SNOMED CT(R) Route of Administration subset is now available for download. This Route of Administration Subset is derived from the September 2014 US Edition of SNOMED CT.

  • SNOMED CT: International Medical Devices, July 2014
    September 23, 2014
    The SNOMED CT International Medical Devices release is now available for download. The SNOMED CT International Medical Devices Project aligns SNOMED CT content with the Global Medical Devices Nomenclature (GMDN). This download is an addendum and can be imported alongside the July 2014 SNOMED CT International Edition. The release contains SNOMED CT medical devices content derived from the GMDN database as of July 31, 2014. No historical records have been retained from Technology Previews.

  • IHTSDO Call for Clinical Experts, September 2014
    September 1, 2014
    The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), developers and owners of SNOMED CT, has a collaboration agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure linkage between SNOMED CT and WHO classifications. IHTSDO is seeking individuals or groups who are interested in contributing clinically and have recent clinical experience. Interested individuals are asked to contact Jane Millar at info@ihtsdo.org; please include the subject line "IHTSDO Call for Clinical Experts".

  • SNOMED CT: US Edition, September 2014
    September 1, 2014
    The updated US Edition of SNOMED CT is available for download.

  • SNOMED CT: ICD-10_CM Map, September 2014
    September 1, 2014
    The updated SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Map is available for download. As of September 2014, NLM will no longer provide a separate SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Mapping file. The mapping file will be available through the US Edition of SNOMED CT.

  • SNOMED CT: CORE Problem List Subset, September 2014
    September 1, 2014
    The updated SNOMED CT CORE Problem List Subset is available for download. It is based on the July 2014 International Release and 2014AA UMLS Release.

  • SNOMED CT: Spanish Release, April 2014
    April 30, 2014
    The Spanish edition of the SNOMED CT: International Release, January 2014, is available for download. The download contains files in both Release Format 1 (RF1) and Release Format 2 (RF2) versions.

  • New CMT Subsets Available
    April 2014
    Injury Part 3 and Injury Total (Problem List Subsets Part 1, 2, and 3) are available for download. Version Date: January 15, 2014.

  • SNOMED CT: CORE Problem List Subset, February 2014
    February 18, 2014
    The updated SNOMED CT CORE Problem List Subset is available for download. It is based on the January 2014 International Release and 2013AB UMLS Release.

  • SNOMED CT: International Release, January 2014
    February 3, 2014
    The January 2014 International Release of SNOMED CT is available for download. The download contains SNOMED CT files in both Release Format 1 (RF1) and Release Format 2 (RF2) versions. Additionally updated RF2 to RF1 compatibility tools are available for download from the same Web page.

  • SNOMED CT: ICD-10-CM Map, December 2013
    February 3, 2014
    The updated SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Map is available for download. The content now maps the US Edition of SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM.

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