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Use case 7: Navigating the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) code set

Updated on April 23, 2021

The Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) is an international classification of medical terminology used by regulatory agencies to describe medical events and issues (e.g., adverse conditions) in all phases of the regulatory process (pre/post marketing, data entry, etc.). MedDRA is a 5-level hierarchical structure designed to describe a wide range of issues and conditions. Those levels include: System Organ Classes (SOC), High Level Group Term (HLGT), High Level Term (HLT), Preferred Term (PT) and Lowest Level Term (LLT). The MedDRA library is shipped with a small set of sample data. For more information on implementing the MedDRA library, see Pega Foundation for Healthcare Implementation Guide.

Pega Foundation for Healthcare
This section illustrates the navigation (search and display functionality) for the MedDRA code set. To use this functionality, complete the following steps:
  1. If you have imported the Pega Foundation for Healthcare demo application and sample operators as part of installation, log into the application as CodeManager using the password that you specified when you enabled this operator; to enable Pega-provided operators, see Enabling operators.

    Otherwise, complete the following steps to create a new operator ID:

    1. Log in to Dev Studio by using the operator ID [email protected] and the password that you specified for that operator.
    2. Save a copy of the existing [email protected] operator, and give it a name that identifies it as an CodeManager operator.
    3. Add PegaHealth:CodeGroupManager access group to the new operator record. Click the radio button to the left of the access group to select it as the default access group.
    4. Save the new operator record.
    5. Log in as the new operator that you created to launch Code Manager Portal.
  2. Select the Code Sets tab.
  3. Click on the MedDRA link under the Type column.

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