Communications

Now Available: RCKMS Training Course!

The Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) Authoring Tool training e-learning course provides foundational knowledge on how to use and navigate the RCKMS Authoring Tool. Visit the CSTE Learn site (learn.cste.org) to get started! Registration on CSTE Learn is required to view the RCKMS trainings!

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Missed an Office Hours Session?

If you missed a Fall 2021 Authoring Support Office Hours Session, don’t worry! We provided the most recent session recordings below! Session 1:  October 28, 2021 Session 2: November 16, 2021 Session 3: December 2, 2021 The next office hours session will be on Tuesday, December 14, 4:00 PM ET. Check out the office hours schedule for future session dates.

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A new version of COVID-19 is available for authoring!

A new version of the COVID-19 reporting specification (11.0 Release 20210721) has been released in the RCKMS Tool. This new version of COVID-19 Reporting Specifications has been updated to align with case ascertainment criteria in the CSTE Position Statement 21-ID-01 titled “Update to the standardized surveillance case definition and national notification for 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”. Will I need to re-publish? Yes. For your convenience, the RCKMS Administrators added version 11.0 into your account and copied over your references for COVID-19.  However, to adopt the new version, you will need to review and publish the new version to Published to Production Status.  Once the new version is published, any previously published versions will automatically change to retired status.  Please visit the COVID-19 guidance

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SNOMED Condition Code update for Chlamydia and Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

In July 2021, CSTE released updated versions of reporting specifications for Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection and Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM).  Both conditions have SNOMED Condition Code updates. This new release may impact your jurisdiction and may require your attention. The following two conditions have SNOMED Condition Code updates that will be released on July 27, 2021.  Condition Name New SNOMED Condition Code & description Current SNOMED Condition Code & description Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) 897031002 | Acute flaccid myelitis (disorder) 47000000 | Acute transverse myelitis Chlamydia trachomatis infection 240589008 | Chlamydia trachomatis infection (disorder) 105629000 | Chlamydial infection (disorder) To use the latest version of these conditions, you will have to manually retire any previous versions in published to production status

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New conditions are now available for authoring- July 2021

The 9 conditions announced in the CSTE RCKMS Content release announcement on June 9, 2021 (See announcement here) are now available in the RCKMS Tool.  With this release, there are now a total of 108 conditions (82 nationally notifiable conditions (NNCs) and 26 non-notifiable conditions) available for authoring for eCR.  Along with the 9 new conditions, the RCKMS team has made version updates to several other conditions in the Authoring Tool. Please see the in-tool release note notifications for a summary of the updates. We encourage all jurisdictions to review the details of the Content Release for any updates to previously released default criteria that may be of interest to your jurisdiction.  Below are a few reminders that were shared

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