Communications

New Conditions Are Now Available! (Authoring Schedule Included)

The conditions that were announced in the CSTE June 8th Content Release are now available in the RCKMS Tool. With this release, there are now a total of 89 conditions available for authoring in the RCKMS Tool. Click here to review the Content Release materials. 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.  If updates are needed to your jurisdiction-specific reporting rules, you may plan to make any necessary updates during the authoring period. Click here for the suggested authoring schedule including office hour dates, but, feel free to author at your own pace.  Please read the important information provided below:

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Missed the most recent live Office Hours?

If you missed the last Authoring Support Office Hours on June 4th, don’t worry. We provided a link to the recording (see below).  During this session, we covered the new SNOMED condition code update for version 7 of COVID-19  plus an guided walk-through of how to author COVID-19.  Feel free to submit a support ticket if you need assistance with authoring RCKMS Authoring Support – Session 4

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RCKMS Content Release 4 – June 2020

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is pleased to announce the fourth release of Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) content for all nationally notifiable conditions (NNCs). RCKMS stores comprehensive information on public health reporting requirements and acts as a decision support service (DSS) to determine if a potential case is reportable and to which jurisdiction(s). RCKMS is part of an initial implementation of a centralized infrastructure for electronic case reporting (eCR). Please use the information provided below to access a shared folder containing the RCKMS content documents and guidance: The RCKMS Content Release 4 materials are available at https://rckms.org/content-repository/ under “RCKMS Content Release Materials,” and include the following components: Word documents containing the reporting specifications for conditions [RCKMS Reporting

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SNOMED Condition Code Update – COVID-19

A new version of the COVID-19 reporting specifications (7.0 Release 2020527) has been released. Version 7.0 includes a new SNOMED condition code. Please see release notes below for details. Potential impact on your surveillance system When an eICR is found reportable for COVID-19, the COVID-19 Condition Code is output in the Reportability Response as the Relevant Reportable Condition Value. If you use the Relevant Reportable Condition Value from the Reportability Response to triage/process eICRs, this update may impact your surveillance system. We recommend checking internally for any potential impact. Will I need to publish the new COVID-19 version For your convenience, the RCKMS team has added version 7.0 into your account and copied over your existing rules and references for

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Updated Reporting Specifications for COVID-19 Available for Re-authoring (05.06.20)

A new version of the COVID-19 reporting specifications (6.0 Release 2020506) has been released. Version 6.0 includes the addition of laboratory criteria for culture tests. Please see release notes below for details. For your convenience, the RCKMS team has added version 6.0 into your account and copied over your existing rules and references for COVID-19. To reduce confusion as to which version to use, we also removed old unpublished versions (specifically those with status = “In progress”) of COVID-19 from your account.To adopt the new version, you will need to review the reporting specification 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.

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