Meeting Minutes (May 4, 2018)
Robert Carroll, Hamed Abedtash, Maxim Moinat, Christian Reich, Soo Yeon Cho, Qi Yang
- The ultimate goal is to provide Vocabulary WG with a "cookbook" on the best practice to map drug source codes to standard concepts, and vice versa. It will cover both US and outside of US codes.
- Step-by-step approach: First fix the mapping between RxNorm/RxNorm Extension concepts to ATC classes, then continue with mapping drug source codes to RxNorm/RxNorm Exten.
- Some EHR in Europe use ATC 5th level to present drug ingredient, but drug strength, dosage form and other data values need to be aggregated for better mapping.
- To map source codes to ATC, we need to take into accounts these data elements of the drug product: Ingredient name, Site of action, Route of administration, Indication, Dosage forms (eg, parenteral, oral, rectal, nasal, …), Quantity of active ingredient, Source of molecule
- Hamed (and any other volunteers): Present previous experience with ATC mapping