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Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) Webinars Available Now

Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) Webinars Available Now. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Jan-Feb;(420):b8.

2018 February 07 [posted]

The new Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) will be the evolutionary successor to the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) National Drug File-Reference Terminology (NDF-RT). Both are formal ontological representations of medication terminology, pharmacologic classifications, and asserted authoritative relationships between them.

The VHA plans to cease publication of NDF-RT in February 2018 and begin releasing MED-RT in its place with the anticipated first release of MED-RT to be on March 5, 2018. For more information, see RxNorm February 2018 Release Available.

In preparation for the planned upcoming release of MED-RT on March 5, 2018, three MED-RT Webinars or training videos have been created by J P Systems, Inc. This series of Webinars is intended to help NDF-RT users make the transition to MED-RT.

Here are the links (YouTube) to the three MED-RT Webinars:

If there are any questions about the Webinars, please email

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