OHDSI Friends (I am not going to say “OHDSI crew”, because traditionally they haven’t fared so well):
Please take a look at the new Standardized Vocabularies Release dated 3-Apr-2014. The building process has a new name: ATHENA, which stands for “Automated Terminology Harmonization, Extraction and Normalization for Analytics”.
Version 5.0 of the Standardized Vocabularies was built from the sources and a back-converted Version 4.5 for those of you who are still dwelling in the last CDM version. When downloading form the download page, make sure to select the right Version and the vocabularies you need based on your source data. Many of the vocabularies you cannot unselect, because they are mandatory for the OMOP CDM, and others you will need to contact us to facilitate a license negotiation.
We also did a whole bunch of fixes and changes. Here is a list of the most relevant ones:
- Refactoring of all the Drug vocabularies and relationships between them: RxNorm, NDC, SPL, VA Product and Class, NDF-RT and ATC
- Addition of PCORNet concepts and mappings
- Addition of LOINC, HCPCS and CPT4 relatinoships
- For Observations and Measurement, we now map precoordinated Source Conceps to Standard Concepts (Maps to) and to Value Concepts (Maps to value). For example, ICD9CM codes for personal history are now mapped to the Observation for personal history, and the actual condition goes into the field value_as_concept. Note that this will not work in V4.5.
- Revised WHO ICD10 and mapping from ICD9CM and ICD10. Note: The US-version ICD10CM is not yet implemented.
- Revised mapping from Read according to the NHS
- Revised domain assignment rules for LOINC, Read, ICD9CM, ICD10, SNOMED, HCPCS and CPT4.
- Additions to Type Concepts
- Fixed the DRG and MS-DRG classes
- Fixed the ATC and MedDRA classes
- Indroduced synonyms to all databases that have them
- Lots of fixes of small issues you reported (see github issues)
@Christian_Reich and the Odysseus Vocabulary Team