RCMT - Reportable Condition Mapping Table Workgroup

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RCMT - Reportable Condition Mapping Table Workgroup

RCMT provides mapping between a reportable condition and its associated LOINC lab tests and SNOMED lab results. The RCMT workgroup has been formed by CDC CSTE ELR Task Force to facilitate the development and implementation of RCMT.

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/EHRmeaningfuluse/rcmt.html
Members: 108
Latest Activity: Sep 3

RCMT - Scope & Deliverables

Thanks for your interest in Reportable Condition Mapping Table  and collaborating with CDC CSTE ELR Task Force. If you would like to send your comments via e-mail, please send it to CDC vocabulary team at PHINVS@CDC.GOV.
CDC EHR Meaningful Use RCMT webpage


RCMT Download

1. RCMT Content

          a. Entire RCMT  Excel Format (Version 9 - July 2015)

          b. RCMT navigation (PHIN VADS)- Browse, Search and Download RCMT using CDC Vocabulary Server

          c. RCMT Desktop Viewer (Beta Version) - Microsoft Dot Net Version would allow you to browse and search RCMT content efficiently. You may need an administrative privileges to install this on your desktop. You may be required to install the latest version of Microsoft Dot Net (link). Please provide us your feedback. RCMT Desktop Viewer includes the RCMT version 3 content (Apr 2012).

2. Lab SME and Epidemiologist's feedback regarding Lab Vocabulary (RCMT) - link

3. RCMT Navigation (PDF) -Provides links to recordings, discussion thread and vocabulary.


RCMT Monthly Meeting Information: Recording Link

Feburary 16, 2012, 12:00p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern 

Teleconference Information: 1-877-554-4023, Participant code: 52688203

LiveMeeting: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/cdc/join?id=44KP8N&role=attend&pw=d%3B%22%5Bcw%5D2C


You may want to review the SNOMED tutorial provided at PHI 2011 Conference about SNOMED (video tutorial link).

(1) SNOMED Tutorial - Powerpoint presentation (2/16/2012)

a. Overview of SNOMED CT – Standard vocabulary to represent Microorganism in HL7 ELR messages.
b. Brief demonstration of National Library of Medicine (NLM) SNOMED CT browser - https://uts.nlm.nih.gov

c. U.S. Extension of SNOMED CT - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/Snomed/us_extension.html

d. Discussion about new SNOMED CT concept request submission system.

(2) RCMT Update - Q & A.

About the Speaker: James T. Case M.S., D.V.M., Ph.D

Dr.James Case received his MS degree in Genetics from Stanford University and then went on to study at the University of California Davis campus where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in Food Animal Practice and his PhD in Comparative Pathology. He was a Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Informatics and Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis for 25 years before coming to the NLM in January 2010 as the Health Program Specialist for SNOMED CT.
Prior to joining NLM, Jim was the chief messaging architect for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and a member of HL7 for 16 years and became an HL7 Fellow in 2011. He has been a member of the Lab LOINC committee since 1997 and for the past ten years has provided a hands-on tutorial for LOINC and RELMA twice a year at the Regenstreif Institute.
As the chief content representative for SNOMED CT for the NLM he is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the US extension to SNOMED CT and represents NLM to the IHTSDO as a member of the SNOMED CT Content Committee.

                                                                Meeting Archives

* Janurary 26th, 2012: RCMT Monthly Meeting - Salmonella Serotypes - Archive Link

* November 17th, 2011: RCMT Monthly Meeting - PulseNet Tutorial - Archive Link

* October 13th, 2011 - RCMT Monthly Meeting - PFGE Discussion - Archive link

* August 11, 2011: Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Glanders & Melodosis, Arbovirus Archive Recording Link

* August 4, 2011: Hantavirus, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, Relapsing Fever, Nipah and Hendra Virus

* July 28th, 2011: Blastomycosis, Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis, Coccidioidomycosis(Valley Fever) Archive Recording Link

* July 21st, 2011: Giardiasis, Cryptosporidiosis, Rabies, Smallpox, SARS-Cov Archive Recording Link

* July 14th, 2011: Plague, Legionellosis, Psittacosis and Specimen Crossmap Archive Recording Link

* July 7th, 2011:    Streptococcus, Tetanus, Tularemia and Vibrio Archive Link

* June 30th, 2011: RCMT Stage 1 Completion - Distrution and Impementation Archive Link

* June 28th, 2011: Cancer Related Lab Tests and Lab Results Archive Link

* June 23rd, 2011: Anaplasmosis/Ehrilichiosis, Q-Fever, Spotted Fever/Rickettsial Disease, Non- 

Infectious Conditions Archive Recording Link

* June 16th, 2011: Hansen's Disease/Leprosy, Leptosipirosis, Meliodosis, Hepatitis Archive Recording Link

* June 10th, 2011: New Born Screenings Archive Recording Archive Recording Link

* June 9th, 2011:   Meningitits, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Listeria, Staphylococcus Archive Recording link

* June 2nd, 2011:  Influenza, Varicella and Lyme Disease Archive Recording link

* May 26th, 2011: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio Archive Recording link

* May 19th, 2011: Typhoid, Shigella, Salmonellosis, E. Coli Archive Recording Link

* May 12th, 2011: Malaria, Trichinellosis, Cyclosporiasis Archive Recording link

* May 5th, 2011 :  Anthrax and Brucellosis Archive Recording link

* April 28th, 2011: STD (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chancroid) Archive Recording link

* April 21st, 2011: Tuberculosis, Babesiosis, HIV. Archive Recording link

* April 14th, 2011: Parasitic Diseases - Chagas, Cysticercosis and Amebiasis.  Archive Recording link

* April 7th, 2011:   Pertussis, Distribution and Implementation of RCMT - Archive link

* March 31st, 2011: Non-condition specific lab tests, results and Drug susceptibility tests - Archive  recording link

* March 24th, 2011: Diphtheria and Botulism - Archive link(includes recording)

* March 23rd, 2011: RCMT 101 Introduction - Archive link

* March 17th, 2011: RCMT, Notifiable and Reportable Conditions, SRCA overview- Archive - Recording link


Community Discussions and Documents

APHL informatics workshop before the APHL Annual Meeting

Started by Riki Merrick Apr 5, 2013.

Protocols for LOINC requests 1 Reply

Started by Sheila Abner. Last reply by Sheila Abner Apr 26, 2012.

Archive: RCMT Monthly Call Jan. 26th 2012

Started by Vanessa Fernandez Feb 13, 2012.

Archive RCMT Monthly Meeting Novemver 17th, 2011

Started by Vanessa Fernandez Dec 1, 2011.

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis - PulseNet: ELR Brainstorming 3 Replies

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Eric M Haas , DVM , MS Nov 17, 2011.

Archive: RCMT Monthly Meeting October13, 2011

Started by Vanessa Fernandez Nov 7, 2011.

Campylobacteriosis Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Vanessa Fernandez. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Bartonellosis Lab Test and Lab Results 1 Reply

Started by Vanessa Fernandez. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Glanders & Melioidosis - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Arboviral - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Relapsing Fever - Lab tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Nipah and Hendra Viruses - Lab tests and results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Hantavirus - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Histoplasmosis - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Cryptococcosis - Lab Tests and Results 1 Reply

Started by Sundak Ganesan. Last reply by Riki Merrick Sep 29, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Sheila Abner on April 13, 2012 at 12:49pm

Does anyone have protocols (commercial package inserts or in-house) for the following 2 tests submitted to LOINC as new requests:

Cryptococcus sp Ag:ACnc:Pt:Tiss: Ord:IF
Cryptococcus sp Ag:ACnc:Pt:Tiss: Ord:Immune stain



Comment by Charles Fisher on May 25, 2011 at 4:37pm
Does anyone know how the PHINS VADS plans to accommodate mappings into its model?  PHIN VADS is set up to handle concept codes from code systems, grouped into value sets for specific purposes.  A mapping is a pair of concept codes, generally from two distinct coding systems, matched to each other to capture a specific meaning.  And what might be called a Mapping Set would be a group of such mappings.  That is not the kind of thing PHIN VADS usually deals in.  But that is what is necessary to handle the Reportable Condition Mapping Tables (RCMT).  Are they going to do this modelling behind the scenes and just surprise us when they publish this new kind of object?  Or would it be better to get some idea what they are thinking ahead of time and be able to offer some feedback as to the appropriateness of their solution?
Comment by Charles Fisher on May 25, 2011 at 4:18pm
A question that will be discussed with respect to the RCMTs is: after this version is finalized, how will the tables be maintained?

To me the answer is pretty clear: automate the process.  Write a program.

To justify this as a reasonable proposal, we need to define the task in a little more detail.  The word "maintain" is not sufficiently precise to capture this.  Here is what I mean.

[Note: I have lots of experience with the LOINC table from Regenstrief, and how to analyze it and work with it with software.  I have no such experience with SNOMED.  So my proposal here is actually just to write a program to maintain the LOINC-to-Reportable-Condition Mapping Table (L2RCMT).  I am guessing that a similar program can be written to maintain the SNOMED-to-Reportable-Condition Mapping Table (S2RCMT)]

Definition of "maintain the L2RCMT": when each new version of the LOINC tables comes out, the new rows are submitted as input to the maintenance program.  For each new row, the program will output the code of the unique Reportable Condition to which that LOINC code maps, or "Not Mapped" if there is no such unique Reportable Condition.

The program is not guaranteed to work perfectly.  It will be designed based on the codes that have already been mapped in the prior version of the L2RCMT.  It will be written so that it can perfectly generate the prior version of the L2RCMT.  It will probably work by fairly simple textual analysis, eg. mapping a LOINC code to the Condition Code for Malaria if and only if the Component or the Long Name contains the string "Plasmodium".

However, new LOINC codes may contain textual patterns that differ in some way from the ones seen before.  So there will be false positives and false negatives.  Human review will be necessary to detect these.  But it is likely that the program can operate with a very high degree of reliability.
Comment by Riki Merrick on March 7, 2011 at 8:38pm

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