Create a local instance (REST web service) of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) to be used by another IIU web application (CISP). UMLS is managed by NIH’s US National Library of Medicine, integrates and distributes key terminology, classification and coding standards, and associated resources to promote creation of more effective and interoperable biomedical information systems and services, including electronic health records.

IIU created a local instance (REST web service) of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) to be used by another IIU web application (CISP). Specifically, IIU team was able to create a quick REST web service using Node.JS with ExpressJS on top of a MySQL database populated using the UMLS’ Metamorphosys tool. CuisByNSTR will return metadata about terms nominally associated with a term you send it (e.g., sending the term “Sex” to the service will return the results “Gender” and “Sexual Intercourse”) along with the CUI and AUI associated with the UMLS term. This link will help you quickly understand the meaning of these terms, CUI, AUI, etc. Definitions by AUI allow you to get a more detailed definition with an Atomic Unique Identifier (AUI) returned along with the CUI (Concept Unique Identifier). If you want to learn more about this app, please refer to the links below.

• IIU Team
• Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)

• Web Application Development
• SQL-compatible database (currently MySQL)
• UMLS Metathesaurus account to populate database
• ExpressJS
• Node.js
• JavaScript

• Source code on GitHub.
• IIU team collaboration notes on Confluence.