Handout - Intro to RCMT

Report
An Introduction to the
Reportable Condition Mapping Tables
Jeremiah Sable
Consultant, The St. John Group
Contractor to APHL
What problem do the RCMTs solve?
Clinical Lab
Test results
Consumer of lab data
Which test results are of public health interest in which jurisdiction?
Filtering the output of clinical labs
Clinical Lab
Test results
RCMT
filter
Reportable
Non reportable
Consumer of lab data
RCMT tables can identify tests and results of public health interest.
Within a public health agency
Public health agency
TB
Test results
STD
RCMT
Foodborne
Hepatitis
etc.
Routing test results within an agency
The problem of non-comparable lab data
ARUP labs
LabCorp
Mayo labs
Each lab has its own codes and
names for lab tests. There is
no consistency across labs.
Quest labs
etc....
It isn’t possible to map the test catalog of each lab to reportable conditions.
LOINC enables data aggregation across labs
ARUP labs
LOINC
LabCorp
LOINC
Mayo labs
LOINC
Quest labs
LOINC
etc....
LOINC
This problem disappears when
labs send LOINC codes along
with their own codes.
It is possible to map LOINC tests to reportable conditions.
RCMTs map LOINC tests to reportable conditions
LOINC code LOINC test name
Condition
5672-1
Lead : MCnc : Pt : Bld : Ord :
Lead poisoning
38462-8
Legionella sp Ag : ACnc : Pt : Sputum : Ord : IF
Legionellosis
17324-5
Neisseria meningitidis Ag : ACnc : Pt : CSF : Qn : LA
Meningococcal disease
31955-8
Rubella virus Ag : ACnc : Pt : CSF : Ord :
Rubella
33688-3
Yersinia pestis Ag : ACnc : Pt : Isolate : Ord : IF
Plague
Simplified example of RCMT content
Does this LOINC map to a reportable condition?
LOINC code LOINC test name
Condition
5883-4
???
Virus identified : Prid : Pt : Bld : Nom : Culture
Many LOINCs are non-specific and cannot be mapped to conditions.
Does this LOINC map to a reportable condition?
LOINC code LOINC test name
Condition
5883-4
???
Virus identified : Prid : Pt : Bld : Nom : Culture
Many LOINCs are non-specific and cannot be mapped to conditions.
For these non-specific
LOINCs the RCMTs contain
lists of organisms that cause
reportable conditions.
These lists contain SNOMED
organism codes and names.
Current work
1.
Documentation
Document existing RCMT processes
2.
SDO updates
• LOINC and SNOMED processes, including
downloading, browsing, searching, etc.
3.
Collaboration
• Getting LOINC and SNOMED data into locally
maintained spreadsheets and databases
• Finding information online: taxonomy web sites,
clinical information, commercial lab sites,
microbiology text books, etc.
• Administrative activities
Current work
1.
Documentation
2.
SDO updates
3.
Collaboration
New SNOMED releases occur every six months
• Update RCMTs with July 31 release of SNOMED
• Develop and document processes for reviewing
changes in SNOMED and updating RCMT content
• Iterative improvement of SNOMED processes
LOINC is released three to four times per year
• Update RCMTs with LOINC version 2.35
• Develop and document processes for reviewing
changes in LOINC and updating RCMT content
• Iterative improvement of LOINC processes
Current work
1.
Documentation
The RCMT project overlaps the work of some current
and planned projects.
2.
SDO updates
3.
Collaboration
Mechanisms for communication and collaboration
between RCMT and these other projects will be
necessary to avoid duplicated efforts and inconsistent
recommendations.
RCMT contact information
RCMT Planning Team E-mail: [email protected]
RCMT Website (phConnect) : http://www.phconnect.org/group/rcmt

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