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UMLS - News and Announcements (2013)

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December 2013

November 2013

  • 2013AB UMLS Release
    November 21, 2013
    The 2013AB 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.

  • SNOMED CT: Spanish Release, October 2013
    November 5, 2013
    The Spanish edition of the SNOMED CT: International Release, January 2013, is available for download. The download contains files in both Release Format 1 (RF1) and Release Format 2 (RF2) versions.

October 2013

  • New UTS API Methods
    October 17, 2013
    The UTS API has six new methods: getConceptDefinitions(), getUpdatedSourcesByVersion(), getAllRootSourceFamilies(), getRootSourcesByFamily(), getRootSourcesByRestrictionLevel(), and getRootSourcesByLanguage().

  • New Scripts for Automating UMLS and RxNorm Downloads
    October 17, 2013
    UMLS and RxNorm users may now automate downloads by utilizing the newly released downloads script.  Combine the script with a scheduling tool to fully automate your downloads.  The scripts support Windows®, Mac™, Linus™, and Solaris™ operating systems. Download the scripts and README zip file with instructions from http://download.nlm.nih.gov/rxnorm/terminology_download_script.zip.

September 2013

  • SNOMED CT: US Edition, September 2013
    September 30, 2013
    The updated US Edition of SNOMED CT is available for download.

  • New CMT Subsets
    September 5, 2013
    Six additional subsets from CMT are now available: Hx of FHx, Injury (part 1), Ortho Extrem, Ob Gyn, Skin Respiratory, and Ortho NonExtrem.

August 2013

July 2013

  • SNOMED CT: International Release, July 2013
    July 31, 2013
    The July 2013 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 and LOINC to be linked by cooperative work
    July 30, 2013
    The IHTSDO and Regenstrief Institute Inc. have signed a long-term agreement to begin cooperative work linking their health care terminologies: SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT), and Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC). This significant agreement will help improve safety, functionality and interoperability for the rapidly growing number of clinicians who manage and exchange health data with electronic medical records.

  • NLM Invites Nominations for IHTSDO Standing Committees - Due July 29, 2013
    July 17, 2013
    Call for Nominations: As the U.S. Member of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is soliciting nominations of potential candidates for the four IHTSDO Standing Committees – Content, Quality Assurance, Implementation & Innovation, and Technical. These Committees have important roles in the ongoing development of the SNOMED CT clinical terminology and in the IHTSDO. Nominations are due to NLM by COB July 29, 2013.
    Complete details are available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/IHTSDONominate2013.html.

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

  • SNOMED CT: ROA Subset, March 2013
    March 29, 2013 
    The updated SNOMED CT Route of Administration (ROA) Subset is available for download.

  • SNOMED CT Implementation Showcase - October 10-11 in Washington DC
    March 25, 2013
    The IHTSDO will hold its 2013 SNOMED CT Implementation Showcase in Washington DC, USA, from October 10-11, 2013. The theme is Express Yourself with SNOMED CT. New for 2013: Registration now includes an attendance fee.  To learn more about the showcase, go to http://www.ihtsdo.org/events/snomed-ct-showcase/.

  • Updated SNOMED CT to ICD-10 Cross Map Available
    March 15, 2013
    The February 2013 version of the SNOMED CT to ICD-10 Cross Maps is available for download. The content maps the July 2012 SNOMED CT International Release to ICD-10, fourth edition (2010). The download contains files in Release Format 2 (RF2).

  • SNOMED CT: US Edition, March 2013
    March 8, 2013
    NLM announces the release of the US Edition of SNOMED CT. The US Edition combines the International Release of SNOMED CT and US-specific content previously found in the US Extension to SNOMED CT. It eliminates the need for users to combine the two products. The US Edition is the official source of SNOMED CT for use in US healthcare systems.
    The download contains files in both Release Format 1 (RF1) and Release Format 2 (RF2) versions. NLM will provide an updated US Edition approximately one month after each International Release update.

  • SNOMED CT: US Extension, March 2013
    March 8, 2013
    As of March 2013, NLM will no longer provide a separate US Extension to SNOMED CT file. The final release of the US Extension is available for download from the same page as the newly released US Edition.

February 2013

  • Call for Papers for SNOMED CT Implementation Showcase 2013
    February 8, 2013
    The IHTSDO invites SNOMED CT implementers to submit proposals for presentations, posters, or tutorials for the upcoming Showcase on October 10-11, 2013, in Washington DC. The deadline for proposal submission is May 1, 2013.

  • SNOMED CT: CORE Problem List Subset, January 2013
    February 8, 2013
    The updated SNOMED CT CORE Problem List Subset is available for download.

  • SNOMED CT: International Medical Devices, January 2013
    February 5, 2013
    The January 2013 SNOMED CT International Medical Devices technology preview is available for download in Release Format 2 (RF2) only. These files are for evaluation purposes only. They are not part of the January 2013 International Release and are not recommended for use in clinical systems. To provide feedback on the medical devices terminology, send comments to NLM Customer Service with the subject "SNOMED CT International Medical Devices" by February 28, 2013.

  • SNOMED CT: International Release, January 2013
    February 5, 2013
    The January 2013 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 and the Member Resources file are available for download from the same Web page.