The new version of MCL:Search has been released! In addition to finally creating a logo, there has been an almost complete re-write of the code to support a host of new features. Our goal remains to make concept dictionaries easier to use and to facilitate mapping ehealth tools to the shared MCL/CIEL dictionary. Some features, like batch searching, were created specifically to support hard core mapping work. Here’s the summary of new features, but also take a look at the updatedhelp 1-pager.
- Search dictionaries, map sources, or concept lists - Now you can choose to search the MCL/CIEL dictionary or one of the 3 other dictionaries in our database, or select a subset of concepts from a mapping source (i.e. SNOMED or ICD) or a concept list (i.e. MCL Core)
- Inline Operators - Use operators to find exactly what you’re looking for. For example, id:15 only matches a concept ID. map:15 only matches map codes. name:measles searches only in concept names while desc:measles searches only in concept descriptions. See MCL:Search Help for a complete list of operators.
- Batch Queries - Perform multiple searches at once and compare the results by clicking on the plus icon in thesearch bar. Each individual search goes on its own line. See an Example.
- Global Filters - Limit the search results that are returned by class and datatype, and specify whether to include retired concepts.
- Inline Filters - For more complex searches, specify whether a search result is in or not-in a certain concept list. (I know, accessing lists by numeric id is a terrible idea…will be fixed soon!)
- Link between MCL/CIEL, AMPATH, and PIH dictionaries - CIEL completed mapping the AMPATH and PIH dictionaries to the MCL/CIEL dictionary. You can now navigate between these dictionaries using map codes. This is a big step towards interoperability for those using any of these 3 dictionaries.
Enjoy the new tool and feel free to send feedback, bugs, feature requests, etc.