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Michael Totzke

Michael Totzke

Michael Totzke, MS has been a member of the 3M HDD team since 2003. With clinical experience in pharmacy and psychiatric care, his interests are in terminology mapping and design development for customer specific use cases. . His focus on the HDD is information modeling and the implementation and mapping of various standard vocabularies such as SNOMED CT, RxNorm, and NDF-RT, and he is also experienced in commercial pharmacy databases such as FDB and Gold Standard. Mike received his Masters of Science in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah.

 Fun Facts

In my spare time, I like to: hike, bike, spend time with the kids

Top choice for next vacation: the Baltics

What did you want to be when you grew up: a fighter pilot

Latest from Michael Totzke

Should drops be dropped?

  • Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:17
Using the dose form of drops can complicate drug terminology mapping and introduce the possibility of mapping errors.
When you search SNOMED CT for a medication such as Ibuprofen, you will find many possible matches, two of which are:

Tracking an RxCUI Through Time

  • Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:49
Where does a drug concept in RxNorm go when it becomes obsolete or is no longer available on the U.S. market?

What is Qualitative Distinction in RxNorm?

  • Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:27
When mapping a drug from your local formulary to RxNorm, you may come across two different RxNorm drug concepts with the same ingredient, strength, form and route.

AMIA 2014: RxNorm

  • Saturday, 27 December 2014 16:00
Guest blog by Michael Totzke, 3M data analyst. At the AMIA 2014 convention in Washington D.C., we showcased some of our processes for mapping and maintaining RxNorm drugs into the […]