This diagnosis list set consists of Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) concepts used in the Electronic Medical Record (EHR) that are mapped to the US Edition of SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms). There are 22,164 concepts in this dataset. This dataset also includes mappings to ICD-10-CM. SNOMED CT concepts are based on the March 2019 US Edition, which includes the January 2019 International Release.
Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) is a set of clinician- and patient-friendly terminology, linked to the US and international interoperability standards, and related vocabulary development tools and utilities. Developed by Kaiser Permanente over many years for use within its health-IT systems, CMT now includes more than 75,000 concepts.
CMT can be incorporated in the underlying architecture of health-IT systems to support data flow between health care providers, as it is in Kaiser Permanente today. It provides uniform concept definitions so that systems used for labs, vaccines, observations, and other medical data can communicate with each other in a common language, making data transferable between systems and among care teams.
In September 2010 Kaiser Permanente, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) and the US Department of Health and Human Services jointly announced Kaiser Permanente’s donation of their CMT content and related tooling to the IHTSDO. The donation consists of terminology content already developed, a set of tools to help create and manage terminology and processes to control the quality of terminology that is developed. Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) also includes mappings to classifications and standard vocabularies including SNOMED CT.