My name is Penni Hernandez and I am investigating the implementation of the Document Ontology codes in our CDW at Stanford. I have many questions and wanted to start with a few around SMD and see if this forum would be the appropriate place. I am new to the Document Ontology so I apologize up front if these questions are off-target.
- I can see that the medical SMD’s are generally aligned with ABMS list of Specialties and Sub-Specialties. But a few that I would need are not there (e.g. Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology) which is new. Since I have compared the complete ABMS list to the LOINC proposed SMD list I wondered if you would be interested in getting all of the additions. And if so where is the appropriate place to submit these?
- A few SMD’s exist under several ABMS categories (e.g. Adolescent Medicine is under Internal Med, Pediatrics, Family Med) Is it necessary to indicate which one, or is Adolescent Medicine its own concept and the hierarchy is indicated somewhere else? Is that other place: MULTI-AXIAL_HIERARCHY?
- There are a couple of places where I am not clear on the differences between SMDs (e.g. Clinical Genetics and Medical Genetics). There is a ABMS specialty of “Clinical Genetics (MD)” from the definitions this would seem to be “Clinical Genetics” is that correct?
Thank you in advance and please let me know if I am missing something fundamental that makes all of this nonsensical.