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Import RxNorm and SNOMED Tables

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For OpenEMR version 4.1.1 and later, go to below 'Import Standard Tables' instructions:
  • Import Standard Tables: Very simple to import(and upgrade) and activate standardized ICD9, ICD10, SNOMED and RxNorm data sets.


Steps to install/upgrade the RxNorm database

  1. Copy the zipped RxNorm database file into the 'contrib/rxnorm' directory (this file can be downloaded from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/docs/rxnormfiles.html; note you'll need to get an account and that only the Full Monthly Releases currently work)
  2. In OpenEMR, go to Administration->Other->RxNorm in order to then install/upgrade the RxNorm database.

Steps to install/upgrade the SNOMED database

  1. Copy the zipped SNOMED database file into the 'contrib/snomed' directory (this file can be downloaded from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/licensedcontent/snomedctfiles.html; note you'll need to get an account and that only the biannual International Release currently works)
  2. In OpenEMR, go to Administration->Other->SNOMED in order to then install/upgrade the SNOMED database.