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VSAC 2.11.6 Release Notes


NLM released VSAC update version 2.11.6 on September 14, 2016


NEW: CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Roll-up Code Supplement File (VSAC Download tab)

In support of the 2015 Edition Common Clinical Data Set, this value set supplement file allows systems to discover the appropriate "roll-up" race code, given a detailed race code from the CDCREC Race & Ethnicity Code System (Code System OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238). This code system has a hierarchical structure wherein all the detailed specific Race and Ethnicity codes "roll-up" to one of the following general codes: For Race codes: 1002-5 | American Indian or Alaska Native, 2028-9 | Asian, 2054-5 | Black or African American, 2076-8 | Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 2106-3 | White. For Ethnicity, systems should "roll-up" all detailed codes to 2135-2 | Hispanic or Latino


ENHANCED: Code Context Window now includes corresponding counts for child/descendant/leaf codes

We now include code counts for child/descendant/leaf codes in the Tree View of the Code Context window. This feature applies only to hierarchical code systems, like SNOMED CT. You can access the Code Context window by clicking on any hyperlinked terminology code in the VSAC user interface.


CHANGED: VSAC Collaboration Default Site Visibility Settings and User Roles

Because many users were finding previous VSAC Collaboration visibility site settings, Public + Moderated, cumbersome and time consuming, we have changed the default site visibility settings to Public + Not Moderated, for existing and new VSAC Collaboration sites. This setting provides the most transparent and accessible level of visibility and collaboration, which is the overall mission of the VSAC Collaboration Tool. UMLS-licensed users may view, comment on, and contribute to discussion topics on your site. You can manually change the settings of your collaboration site. See Change Site Visibility in the VSAC Collaboration Tool User’s Guide.