MEDICATION REFERENCE TERMINOLOGY MED-RT
Standardization of Drugs Reference Files MED-RT is a Medication Reference Terminology. As the successor to the NDF-RT, MED-RT leverages new Informatics and terminology tools and internationally standardized terminologies to assert pharmacological classifications and relationships. JPSYS periodically updates MED-RT and builds the new releases for the VHA. This standardized reference terminology is used by many providers as part of their vocabularies. We created and placed Hierarchical Established Pharmacological Classes (EPCs) in MED-RT, working alongside VA and FDA. We identified EPCs that fell under newly created hierarchical EPCs and moved them to newly added concepts.