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What is the Reporting Platform?

The SNOMED CT Reporting Platform (RP) is a gateway to reports which can run a range of queries against content created or updated in the active authoring cycle for SNOMED CT.

Queries are structured into categories for ease of definition, navigation and retrieval, such as Ad-Hoc Queries, Release Validation and Quality Improvement.

The results of these queries can support pre-release validation of issues not supported by the Authoring Platform (for instance MRCM rules such as attribute cardinality).

They can also be used to analyze the structural quality of SNOMED CT, to identify potential issues (for instance attribute usage for a given sub-hierarchy) which can then be addressed via content change projects in the Authoring Platform.

For the content team it enables iterative work to define complex QA rules that are eventually used for the Release Validation Framework (RVF) assertions (such as case significance).

As a content release planning and tracking tool it can show the number and types of changes made during a SNOMED CT release cycle, and from one release to the next.

Why should I use the Reporting Platform?

  • It can reveal trends and particular faceted searches of SNOMED CT content created through the SNOMED CT Authoring Platform that are not easily obtainable via other tools and services.
  • it can assist with quality assurance review of promoted content prior to publication in the next SNOMED CT release.
  • It can help to quickly modify and adapt rules which can enable more rapid SNOMED CT content updates via Authoring Platform authoring projects/tasks.
  • It helps focus on potential content issues that may or may not be a problem, so can assist impact assessment, prioritisation and planning.
  • For quality checks that are not currently supported in the Authoring Platform by Drools Rules (concept save validation) or Release Validation Framework assertions (task and project validation against an entire release), for instance string handling.

When should I use the Reporting Platform?

  • Anytime you need to query the content within the current authoring cycle for SNOMED CT.
  • In particular, many of the reports are designed to assist content quality assurance reviews prior to creating the alpha-release version for each SNOMED CT release cycle.
  • RP queries run against the content which has been promoted to the mainline branch of the Authoring Platform (ie promoted project content), so some coordination with project content team leaders may be advisable if your report is influenced by or needs to include specific project content for analysis.

Where do I find the Reporting Platform?

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Who can benefit from using the Reporting Platform?

Anyone who has a use for the results of queries run against content updates for the current authoring cycle through the SNOMED CT Authoring Platform, such as (but by no means limited to): 

  • Content authors
  • Content project managers
  • Content team leaders
  • Consultant terminologists
  • Clinicians
  • SNOMED CT release teams
  • Technical specialists
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