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Upcoming Event: OCL Office Hours on November 3

Join OCL on November 3 from 9-10 a.m. (EDT) / 1-2 p.m. (UTC) for the next Office Hours event. At this event, all OCL users, community members, and those interested in these tools are invited to attend and bring questions and ideas to share with others on the call. This is an open, casual session to explore your terminology needs, ask questions about the OCL API, and connect with others in the OCL community!   See Connection Details below: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or...

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CIEL: Bridging Terminology for the Global Community

This blog written by Dr. Andrew Kanter, an Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology at Columbia University. He directs the Columbia International eHealth Laboratory. He is also a senior advisor and former Chief Medical Officer for Intelligent Medical Objects, the premier clinical interface terminology company.   CIEL: Bridging Terminology for the Global Community What is the CIEL Concept Dictionary? The CIEL concept dictionary is a dictionary of over 53 thousand...

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Basics of Collection Management in OCL – New Video Series Released

The OCL Community has launched a new and helpful video series all about OCL Collections. These videos will help you to understand what Collections can do and how you can build and manage them in OCL. It also includes demonstrations of Collection creation and management in the OCL TermBrowser. Start the playlist on the OCL YouTube Channel or watch below!

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Designing for You

By: Paul Adams and Joe Amlung Paul Adams is a user experience design leader who prioritizes inclusivity, openness, trust, and collaboration. He enjoys taming complexity by immersing himself deeply in organizations to inspire positive change for users. Paul has recently joined the OCL community to contribute design expertise to OCL’s tools, and he is excited to help these tools meet their potential to fulfill the needs of the community.   Joe Amlung is a business analyst and aspiring...

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Driven by Real Needs: The OpenMRS Dictionary Manager Web App

The following blog was posted to the OpenMRS website to share more details about the OpenMRS Dictionary Manager and can be viewed on this page. The OpenMRS and OCL communities collaborated to build the OpenMRS Dictionary Manager. This blog written by Suruchi Dhungana. Suruchi is a Total Product Management and Development fellow at OpenMRS who works basically for Dictionary Manager and OCL. She is passionate about solving the user’s problems and pain-points, and has been advocating the user's...

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Upcoming Event: OCL Office Hours on March 24

Join OCL on March 24 from 10-11 a.m. (EDT) / 2-3 p.m. (UTC) for the first Office Hours event of 2022. At this event, all OCL users, community members, and those interested in these tools are invited to attend and bring questions and ideas to share with others on the call. This is an open, casual session to explore your terminology needs, ask questions about the OCL API, and connect with others in the OCL community!   See Connection Details below: Join from computer or mobile:...

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Welcome to the new OCL!

Welcome to the new online home of the Open Concept Lab community! During 2020, we were busy completely overhauling the OCL’s open source tools and we are excited to finally make them available to you. What’s new? OCL Community Site OCL’s main website (at openconceptlab.org) is now built on WordPress and will grow over time as the go-to resource for the OCL community. It includes our new blog–which you’re viewing now–and all technical documentation has been consolidated into a single location...

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