UNMC Terminology Development Center

UNMC Terminology Development Center

Nebraska Medicine Clinical Ontology Applications

The Nebraska Lexicon© is a SNOMED CT extension namespace authored, developed and deployed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.  Conceptual content includes multiple features:

Cancer Synoptic Report Terminology Binding

Investigators at UNMC with collaboration from the College of American Pathologists, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization and the Regenstreif Institute, Inc. have authored an ontology of Observable entities for the purpose of encoding cancer diagnostic data as reported by pathologists.  The terminology is based on the harmonized concept model arising from the LOINC/SNOMED International Collaborative agreement and addresses histopathology, biomarkers and molecular pathology.  All content is contained in the Nebraska Lexicon© may be freely downloaded with a valid UMLS login.

Clinical Terminology for OneChart © (An installation of EPIC®)

SNOMED CT® was first used in electronic health records at UNMC in 1992 in the EHR PHAMIS®.  Since that time, clinicians requiring more expressive or precise  terminology for the record could request SNOMED CT extension concepts and terms to be developed.  Those concepts were modeled in compliance with the SNOMED CT concept model (URL for SNOMED CT Editorial Guide) and published for use by collaborating health centers.  This terminology work has been published in the US in cooperation with the US extension to SNOMED CT and supplements the International Release.

Click here for Nebraska Lexicon release notes.

Click here for full Nebraska Lexicon contents.  Contents include:

            Release notes

            RF2 formatted SNOMED CT files including LOINC codes.

            Annotated CAP cancer worksheets

                        Colorectal Cancer and biomarkers

                        Invasive breast cancer and biomarkers

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A brief registration with contact information is requested.  Contact information will be used to solicit feedback on the terminology.

This material includes SNOMED Clinical Terms® (SNOMED CT®) which is used by permission of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). All rights reserved. SNOMED CT®, was originally created by The College of American Pathologists. “SNOMED” and “SNOMED CT” are registered trademarks of the IHTSDO.

Annotated Cancer Protocols from the College of American Pathologists© CAP 2017 are provided with permission of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

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