Using RxNorm to extract medication data from electronic health records in the rochester epidemiology project

Jyotishman Pathak, Sean P. Murphy, Brian N. Willaert, Hilal M. Kremers, Christopher G. Chute, Barbara P. Yawn, Walter A. Rocca

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Abstract

RxNorm is a standardized terminology for clinical drugs developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) in order to facilitate exchange and public availability of medication information. In this study, we evaluate the applicability of RxNorm for representation of medication data from two institutions that are part of the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP). We detail the researchers' analysis objectives and subsequent requirements for a drug terminology that is comprehensive and easily accessible. We also explore the completeness of mappings between RxNorm and a commercial drug database, Multum, for this sample of REP medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-268
Number of pages3
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume833
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2011 - Buffalo, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2011Jul 30 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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