|Veterinary Extension of SNOMED CT© - October 2016 Release Available|
|AAHA & AAEP Problem & Diagnosis Terms Updated - October 2016 Release Available|
|SNOMED CT© - July 2016 International Release|
August 1, 2016
|VTSL & UMLS|
|IHTSDO transfers "non-human" content to the SNOMED CT Veterinary extension|
With the January 2014 release of SNOMED-CT, IHTSDO has "retired" all concepts that were part of their "non-human subset." The non-human subset identified content that applied ONLY to non-human animals. As part of that retirement, we agreed to accept the transfer and incorporate it into the Veterinary Extension we maintain. IHTSDO directed that the transfer include retirment of the original concept IDs and creation of new concept (and description) identifiers in our extension. The position of these concepts in the SNOMED-CT hierarchy remains unchanged and our extension release files include relationships needed to convert the old SCTIDs to new Extension SCTIDs in your system. For further information on the Veterinary Extension to SNOMED CT navigate the extension project or follow this link:Veterinary Extension
The Veterinary Terminology Services Laboratory (VTSL) is dedicated to practical application of standardized medical terminologies which facilitates the recording and analysis of clinical information, supports translational research activities and thereby improve animal and public health. Governmental and private organizations contract with VTSL to support practical application of standardized terminologies in veterinary medicine and public health. VTSL client services include terminology management, facilitated collaboration and education.
We provide a variety of services to veterinary organizations that wish to deploy standardized terminologies. We also maintain and distribute the Veterinary Extension to SNOMED CT as well as subsets for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, AAHA Diagnostic Terms and AAEP Diagnostic Terms.
Each veterinary organization that deploys a terminology is unique in terms of the specific content it requires as well depth and breadth of its technical resources. Most veterinary organizations lack the specific expertise required to produce an adequate assessment of their terminology needs and to develop plans for deploying any terminology they might select. We provide discussion moderation and contribute expertise as requested by specific organizations.
Online Forums: We have maintained secure web-based forums as private and public collaborative spaces for several organizations for a number of years. The forums are customized to each organization's needs and may or may not be moderated by VTSL personnel.
Web Conferencing: If more immediate collaboration or discussion is appropriate, we are also able to host web conferences for 1 - 20 users.
We make educational materials available to veterinary organizations deploying standardized terminologies and provide educational opportunities to individual veterinarians.
We believe that in order for SNOMED-CT® to contribute to Veterinary Medicine, its veterinary content must be enriched. VTSL acts, on behalf of various veterinary stakeholders, to facilitate the incorporation of high quality veterinary terminology content within the SNOMED-CT® universe.