MII Service Unit Terminological Services (SU-TermServ)

SU-TermServ is a project within the grant scheme of the Medical Informatics Initiative in Germany. The aim of the project is the deployment and operation of a central terminology server for the MII and the Network University Medicine.

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Services

Access to the server

To get access to the server, you will need to contact the University Hospital Cologne to arrange for access. Access can be granted only to persons and legal persons in Germany. Please send the s...

Licenses

This page is intended to provide an overview of the licensing terms, especially of CodeSystem resources, offered on the terminology server of the SU-TermServ. However, this is not legal advice. T...

Onboarding

SU-TermServ offers regular “onboarding” sessions to inform DICs and interested parties about the work and objectives of the project. The onboarding sessions take place, if required, on the first F...

Requesting content uploads

Preamble The SU-TermServ is responsible for the maintenance of a instance of Ontoserver, which is currently hosted via the University of Cologne. Access is regulated through a contract. Resource...

Terminological Content

Preferably, all ValueSets (VS) and CodeSystems (CS) are located on the central ontoserver in Cologne, which are linked in defined FHIR profiles via binding mechanisms. As a starting point, the FHI...

Terminological Services

According to the FHIR terminology module, all terminological services defined here are supported by the ontoserver as needed and can be used by interested users via API: CodeSystem-lookup Cod...

Tools

Most recent questions and answers (FAQ)

User certificate setup

Access protection using mTLS The instance of Ontoserver that is hosted through the SU-TermServ is protected using Mutual TLS. This means that with every access to the endpoint, a mutual certifica...

Syndication (certificate) setup

Ontoserver is able to distribute content on the server to other servers. This process is called syndication, more information can be found in the Ontoserver documentation. Access protection using...

Certificate request process

Access protection using mTLS The instance of Ontoserver that is hosted through the SU-TermServ is protected using Mutual TLS. This means that with every access to the endpoint, a mutual certifica...

How and why to use CodeSystem/$find-matches

The FHIR service $find-matches is used to search a CodeSystem on the basis of defined properties. The result is a set of codes that match the properties. The following CodeSystem has been defined ...

Latest posts

Publication of the book "Referenzterminologie SNOMED CT"

2024-01-26

I am pleased to announce the publication of our (German-language) textbook “Referenzterminologie SNOMED CT - Interlingua zur Gewährleistung semantischer Interoperabilität in der Medizin” (SNOMED CT Reference Terminology - Interlingua for Ensuring Semantic Interoperability in Medicine) published by Springer! 🎉 Since its licensing in Germany in 2021, SNOMED CT has been playing an increasing role in the digitization of healthcare, among other things in connection with the establishment of HL7 F...

Terminology Server Challenge @ GMDS 2023

2023-07-17

During the 68th annual conference of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the GMDS 2023, the GMDS working group Medizinische Terminologien und Klassifi...

Workshop 'Ontoserver' in June 2023

2023-06-08

A workshop on “Using and Accessing a Terminology Server in the NUM-RDP Project” was held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 10 am to 1 pm. Programm Session Presenter Top...

Project meeting in April 2023

2023-04-06

From April 5th to April 6th, 2023, the team of the Service Unit Terminological Services (SU-TermServ) has meet in LĂĽbeck for a working meeting and strategy workshop. One-and-a-half days have been ...