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SNOMED International is establishing a Drug Extensions User Support Group, to provide support to implementers of SNOMED CT drug extensions. The group is open to any stakeholder from the SNOMED CT community who is actively using, planning to use, or interested in using the SNOMED CT drug extension model. This includes anyone who is:

  • Creating a national SNOMED CT drug extension to support clinical systems;
  • Mapping an existing national drug model to SNOMED International's drug model to support interoperability and cross-border data sharing;
  • Integrating a SNOMED CT drug extension with other drug standards, such as ISO's Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standard;
  • Utilising the SNOMED CT drug model to implement clinical decision support (CDS); or
  • Developing clinical implementations that use a drug dictionary based on the SNOEMD CT drug extension model.

Objective - To provide a forum through which implementers can share their real world experiences, challenges and questions, with other stakeholders and SNOMED International

Goals
      1. To enable the successful implementation of national SNOMED CT drug extensions, that meet the requirements of both national use and cross-border data sharing
      2. To enable the successful interoperability between national SNOMED CT drug extensions and other medicinal product standards required for national or cross-border data sharing

Meetings - The first meeting will be held on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 11:00 UTC

To register for this group, please complete the registration form at http://snomed.org/deusg-register. For further information please visit http://snomed.org/deusg or email Linda Bird (lbi@snomed.org).

Please see the Briefing Note which was just shared with the Member Forum concerning planned inactivation of device content in the physical object hierarchy which includes the device use frequency (e.g., "single use").

Hi CMAG members,

The virtual SNOMED CT Expo and Business Meeting is now open for registration via this registration link: https://cvent.me/aQE7qP.  You should select the Advisory Group category unless you are presenting a session or also on the Member Forum or General Assembly. If you register early for the Expo you will receive a free "welcome pack". For more information, please visit www.snomedexpo.org.

In regards to the Business Meetings, please be aware that at this point in time we don't anticipate the need to hold a CMAG meeting. 

Kind regards,

Cathy
 

Hi CMAG members,

We need to consider the need for an online CMAG meeting during October business meetings.  If you have potential discussion topics or items for the agenda please comment on this blog post or email me direct. 

Thanks,

Cathy 

Hi CMAG members,

The current representation for limbs and girdles has been undertaken as part of the anatomy project. The proposed revision is intended to improve the quality of body structure hierarchy. Since these changes will have a wider impact on the model and classification of diseases and procedures, the Advisory Groups are being asked to review the proposal and provide feedback.

The comments can be added directly in the Google doc at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zlVNTxuiL7UrvB8mjvDER0qJHzZjqe_ieVVfeqthNvc/edit?usp=sharing

It will be much appreciated if feedback could be provided before 10th August.

Regards,

Cathy

Hi CMAG members,

Please be advised that the due date for the topic: Naming convention for procedures using a surgical approach has been extended to Friday 29th May. 

Regards,

Cathy

Hi CMAG members,

Please be advised responses on the topic: ConceptId churn and FSN changes.. are due by Friday 29th May. 

Regards,

Cathy

Hi all,

SNOMED International is looking for input from the CMAG members on the discussion thread started by Matt Cordell here: ConceptId churn and FSN changes.. In particular we are looking for feedback on what types of changes to FSN's would be acceptable without requiring inactivation and replacement of the concept. Given the thread has already been set up please add your comments to that page.

Just a reminder that the topic Naming convention for procedures using a surgical approach is open for comment until 21 May 2020.

Thank you for your responses on Definitions of Provision and Dispensing. This topic is now being closed. 

Kind regards,

Cathy

Hi all,

I hope everyone is keeping well during this challenging time.  

In relation to CMAG work, we have a new request for input on Naming convention for procedures using a surgical approach with responses due May 21st. The responses on the current topic Definitions of Provision and Dispensing are due May 5th. 

In addition a reminder that the SNOMED International Community Updates: April 2020 are available to view.  Please also see the announcement in relation to the SNOMED CT Expo 2020: COVID-19 contingencies & Call for Abstracts Comp

Kind regards,

Cathy

Hi all,

SNOMED International is looking for input on a new topic: Definitions of Provision and Dispensing with responses due 5th May. If you have questions on this topic or require an extension please post as a comment on the discussion page directing questions to Krista Lilly

The topics  Additional Description Types and Angiography Content - Proposal for Change have now been closed as the due dates have past. Thank you for your responses. 

Kind regards,

Cathy

Hi all,

A couple reminders for you plus an update announcement.

Reminders for input and discussion:

Let me know via email if you need additional time.

Please also see the following announcement: SNOMED International October 2020: Updates, Abstracts & Giveaway 

Kind regards,

Cathy


Hi all,

Please note the two new topics for input and discussion:

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

Cheers,

Cathy

April CMAG meeting

Hi all, 

Following the announcement of the cancellation of the April face to face meetings, please be advised we will not be holding a CMAG zoom call at this point in time. In regard to the Joint Advisory Group sessions, we will provide updates in the near future on how the CMAG can contribute to the topics that were to be discussed. 

Kind regards,

Cathy

Please find the next of a series of briefing notes that was sent to the Member Forum to update them on the content improvements in the Substance and Product hierarchies. For further reference, this project group’s Confluence space is located at: Drugs Project Please contact info@snomed.org with any inquiries.

Please be advised that a review of the CRS tickets in the inception/elaboration status is currently underway. A number these tickets represent one or more of the following:

• A known issue
• A complex issue where in-depth analysis is required
• An area of content where specialist clinical input is required
• An area of content which covers a significant number of concepts that require review
• Modelling issues that will be corrected through the structural work being undertaken as part of the QI project.

These CRS tickets are linked to a relevant JIRA project issue with management planned as part of the resolution of the underlying issue. Given the identification of the larger issue and links between the CRS ticket and JIRA issue a decision has been made to close the relevant CRS tickets and ask the requestor to add themselves as a watcher on the JIRA ticket. Watchers of JIRA tickets are notified when any changes are made e.g. a status change, comments added. Comments may also be added to the JIRA ticket by parties interested in the topic.

This planned closure excludes the LOINC request CRS tickets.

The closing of CRS tickets and notification to requestors is planned for the end of March 2020.

Please advise if you have any questions or comments on the planned action. This input is required by Friday 14th February.

Kind regards,

Cathy Richardson