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Medical Dictionary Source for DLP HIPAA Compliance

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The DLP/HIPAA compliance engine is powered by the UMLS Metathesaurus, version 2013AA, created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Within the UMLS Metathesaurus, it uses medical vocabulary from:

  • COSTAR, by Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • DXplain, by Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • FMA*, by Structural Informatics Group, University of Washington
  • HCPCS, by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • ICD-9-CM, by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • MTHICD0, by U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • NCI Thesaurus, by National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • VANDF, by U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

The compliance engine uses only portions of each of the above vocabularies. It also uses vocabulary which is not a part of the UMLS Metathesaurus, developed by the Barracuda Networks research team.

Some material in the UMLS Metathesaurus is from copyrighted sources of the respective copyright holders. Users of the UMLS Metathesaurus are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, patent or trademark restrictions and are referred to the copyright, patent or trademark notices appearing in the original sources, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

*FMA is the intellectual property of the University of Washington and was developed at the University of Washington by the Structural Informatics Group.

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