Communications

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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RCKMS Content Release — June 2021

On June 9th, 2021 , The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) announced the sixth release of Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) content for electronic case reporting (eCR) of 82 nationally notifiable conditions (NNCs) and 26 non-notifiable conditions. 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 an integral part of the centralized infrastructure supporting eCR across the country. There are currently 99 conditions available within the RCKMS Authoring Tool and in July 2021,108 conditions will be available for authoring by jurisdictions after the addition of nine new conditions in this content release (listed below): Work-related

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New Features on the RCKMS Authoring Interface

The Authoring Interface was updated with the following changes.  Please see the attached PDF file, RCKMS UI Summary of Changes _20210504 (below) for a brief overview with screenshots of the updates.  RCKMS Ticket Submission Link: We made a few tweaks to the UI to make it easier to identify the link for RCKMS ticket submission form.  New User Guide Button: A “User Guide” button will be added to the top navigation pane to make it easier to locate the Jurisdiction User Guide. Version numbers added to the Authoring Status Report The version number for a given condition will be added to the Authoring Status Report Alphabetized Menu for Condition Details Report When selecting a condition for the Conditions Details Report,

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