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IHTSDO Appoints New Head of Terminology

June 24, 2015

IHTSDO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Case as our new Head of Terminology. Dr. Case joins us on a part time basis from the NLM and will provide leadership across the Content development and Mapping areas which sit within our Products and Services Line of Business.   

We believe that this appointment will provide mutual benefits to both Organisations. Dr. Case received his MS in Genetics from Stanford University and both his D.V.M. and Ph.D. (Comparative Pathology) from UC Davis.   He served as Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Informatics with the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System at UC Davis from 1986 until 2010. In 1995, his efforts were focused on the development of national veterinary data standards.

He has been heavily involved in standards development organizations and currently serves as a member of the Laboratory LOINC committee, co-chair of the Health Level Seven vocabulary work group, Director at large for HL7 and has been a member of the IHTSDO SNOMED CT Content Committee since 2013.   He joined the NLM in January 2010, where his primary role has been the development and maintenance of the US extension to SNOMED CT and addition of US content into the International release of SNOMED CT.   He is the first veterinarian to be elected to the American College of Medical Informatics.

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