October 22, 2010
Kaiser Permanente announced a few weeks ago its 75,000-term clinical terminology database, the Convergent Medical Terminology dictionary (CMT), to become freely available through HHS. Including maps to additional clinical vocabulary sets, including SNOMED-CT, the database enables links to ICD-9, ICD-10 and other code sets. Many millions of dollars and 16 years in development, the CMT will be freely distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services. Watch here for more information as the dictionary becomes available.