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Tips and how-to articles from the 3M HDD team about various standard and local terminologies.

SNOMED CT Browser Hacks

Who doesn’t love a good hack to make your life easier? We’ve published tips of the month regarding the SNOMED CT terminology (Hierarchy & Structure and Using the Correct Domain) but here are some hacks for the SNOMED International SNOMED CT browser to help you get to what you need.
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:39
Many organizations map between different US procedure coding systems (CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-PCS) for multiple use cases.
Last modified on Monday, 07 May 2018 19:47
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.
Last modified on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:54
By now, you may have come across sex and gender being treated as two separate concepts, which sometimes results in confusion and overlap in how they are used to encode data in healthcare, especially if the two domains appear to share the same members (e.g., male and female in both value sets).
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:03

What’s new for the 2018 ICD-10-CM

The fiscal year 2018 edition (effective October 1st, 2017) has fewer changes than the previous year’s update, but the revisions are useful and highly anticipated. Here are the highlights:
Last modified on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:17

Working with UCUM

UCUM stands for Unified Code for Units of Measure.
Last modified on Friday, 03 November 2017 08:55
Mapping between the code systems of different countries: A case study – CCI to ICD-10-PCS.
Last modified on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:53

Many ‘Flavors’ of ICD

The acronym of ‘ICD’ means ‘International Classification of Diseases’ of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Last modified on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:16
In the industry there are many available methods, such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Ligase Chain Reaction (LCR), and Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA), for detecting infectious disease through molecular diagnostics.
Last modified on Friday, 03 November 2017 08:54

Radiology within LOINC®

The inclusion of Radiology terms within LOINC® began in January 2000 with the purpose of specifying a distinct study from a generic report type.
Last modified on Friday, 03 November 2017 09:07