Synergism between the mapping projects from SNOMED CT to ICD-10 and ICD-10-CM

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:218-27. Epub 2012 Nov 3.


Two mapping projects are currently underway, creating maps from SNOMED CT to ICD-10 and ICD-10-CM respectively. Even though the two projects belong to different organizations, there has been a lot of synergism between them. The ICD-10-CM map project heavily re-used the mapping methodology, tools and map data developed in the ICD-10 map project. An algorithm was derived to generate candidate ICD-10-CM map records from the ICD-10 map. We evaluated the algorithm in 5,264 SNOMED CT concepts common to both maps. 4,317 ICD-10-CM candidate maps could be generated from the ICD-10 map and 3,341 (77%) of the generated maps agreed with the published map. By priming the mapping process with candidate maps generated from the other map project, significant saving in time and effort in future phases of the two projects can be anticipated. The reasons for the discordance between the generated map and published map were also analyzed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • International Classification of Diseases*
  • Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine*