Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) Users’ Forum

Jun
25
When: Thursday, Jun 25, 2015, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Where:
Add to Calendarhttps://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqi/ecqi-events/value-set-authority-center-vsac-users-forum06-25-2015 18:00:0006-25-2015 19:00:0035Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) Users’ ForumTopic:  Overview of the New Value Set Similarity and Overlap ToolsIn the VSAC Authoring Tool, you will notice a change. In the left frame there is a new orange bar with two choices: Harmonization and Report. Harmonization provides a Check Similarity link. You can click Check Similarity to discover other value sets that may contain the same codes as the value set you are currently authoring. You can set the threshold to your desired similarity threshold score. The Value Set Similarity Tool provides similarity indexes based on three calculation methodologies: Jaccard, Sorenson and Cosine. The index range is from >0.0 to 1.0. For example, you may only want to see similar value sets with a threshold of 0.85, based on the methodologies. In a future release, we will provide a Check Overlap calculation which will help you discover superset or subset value sets that include the codes within your value set.Please send your agenda requests and questions for the VSAC Users’ Forum: maureen.madden@nih.govRecordings of previous VSAC Users’ Forums: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/userforum/userforum.htmlWherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/VSAC_UsersForum  (Adobe Connect) Participants calling from the United States: Phone 1-866-398-2885 Passcode: 395 924 6190Participants calling from the United Kingdom: Phone 0-800-358-6385 Passcode: 395 924 6190We will caption, record, and post webinars for future viewing.Webinars are capped at 100 attendees. There is no advanced registration.Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htmGet a quick overview of Adobe Connect: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.htmlAdobe Connect is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.PurposeThe VSAC Team aims to gather feedback from current and potential users about your questions, needs, use cases and experiences as well as to present ongoing VSAC development and future functionality. You may preview the current VSAC documentation in the VSAC Support Center: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/BackgroundNLM is the central coordinating body for clinical terminology standards within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Value Set Authority Center provides search and retrieval capabilities as well as authoring and validation tools for creating new and revising published value sets. The VSAC currently serves as the authority and central repository for the official versions of value sets that support Meaningful Use 2014 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs).falseMM/DD/YYYY

Topic:  Overview of the New Value Set Similarity and Overlap Tools
In the VSAC Authoring Tool, you will notice a change. In the left frame there is a new orange bar with two choices: Harmonization and Report. Harmonization provides a Check Similarity link. You can click Check Similarity to discover other value sets that may contain the same codes as the value set you are currently authoring. You can set the threshold to your desired similarity threshold score. The Value Set Similarity Tool provides similarity indexes based on three calculation methodologies: Jaccard, Sorenson and Cosine. The index range is from >0.0 to 1.0. For example, you may only want to see similar value sets with a threshold of 0.85, based on the methodologies. In a future release, we will provide a Check Overlap calculation which will help you discover superset or subset value sets that include the codes within your value set.

Where
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/VSAC_UsersForum  (Adobe Connect)
Participants calling from the United States: Phone 1-866-398-2885 Passcode: 395 924 6190
Participants calling from the United Kingdom: Phone 0-800-358-6385 Passcode: 395 924 6190

We will caption, record, and post webinars for future viewing.
Webinars are capped at 100 attendees. There is no advanced registration.
Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview of Adobe Connect: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
Adobe Connect is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Purpose

The VSAC Team aims to gather feedback from current and potential users about your questions, needs, use cases and experiences as well as to present ongoing VSAC development and future functionality. You may preview the current VSAC documentation in the VSAC Support Center: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/

Background
NLM is the central coordinating body for clinical terminology standards within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Value Set Authority Center provides search and retrieval capabilities as well as authoring and validation tools for creating new and revising published value sets. The VSAC currently serves as the authority and central repository for the official versions of value sets that support Meaningful Use 2014 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs).