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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from rafaelrichards

Trish Whetzel whetzel at stanford.edu
Fri Jan 25 10:59:56 PST 2013


Does RxTerms exist as a RRF or OWL file or is this a flat list of terms similar to the SNOMED Core Problem List?

Trish 


On Jan 24, 2013, at 3:00 PM, support at bioontology.org wrote:

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> Name: rafaelrichards
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> Email: rmrich5 at gmail.com
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> Location: http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies
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> Comment:
> Would it be possible to add RxTerms? This is a  the clinically relevant subset of RxNORM  that is current, approved, and clinically  used in the USA.  
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> It is maintained by the NLM, and in production use by the government for health portals. 
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> See link for more information:
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> http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd08/nd08_rxterms.html
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> http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/umlslicense/rxtermApp/data/RxTerms_demo_AMIA2008.pdf
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> Rafael Richards MD MS
> rmrich5 at gmail.com
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> Note: RxNORM contains discontinued, unapproved,  and outdated  medications that are  not applicable in the USA.   These are of  interest to historical or archival purposes, but have no clinical value, and only adds complexity for the vendors of the 5000+ MU Certified  healthcare IT products that are now on the market to standardize their terminologies for healthcare data exchange on a common reference terminology.
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