SNOMED-CT provides multiple descriptions for each concept. One of those descriptions may be a ‘fully specified name’, one or more of those descriptions would have acceptability as ‘preferred’, and the other descriptions would have acceptability as ‘synonyms’. How do we decide which description to put in the OMOP CDM CONCEPT.CONCEPT_NAME, and which descriptions go into the CONCEPT_SYNONYM.CONCEPT_SYNONYM_NAME? In the one example I looked up from this document (https://www.nictiz.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SNOMED-CT-starters-guide.pdf), SNOMED code 22298006, it appears the OMOP conceptname = ‘Myocardial infarction’ is ‘preferred’ but not ‘fully specified name’, and the ‘fully specified name’ and the ‘synonyms’ all were entered into CONCEPT_SYNONYM.
ATLAS team @Frank, I know we aren’t using CONCEPT_SYNONYM in our vocab search in ATLAS 2.7.3, but can you discuss plans for using it in future releases?
ATHENA team @pavgra, I don’t know how the ATHENA lookup is using CONCEPT_SYNONYM in search (I can see its displayed once you select a given concept), can you clarify? I know we want to align the vocab search experience between ATHENA and ATLAS, but I am aware that we currently have two different resultsets if we search for the same string so want to make sure we understand why those differences exist.
USAGI team @MaximMoinat, could you reply to this thread to summarize how synonyms are used when mapping source values?
Thanks all for your input.