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Blog articles written by the 3M HDD team on terminologies, healthcare interoperability, medical informatics and other topics that may be of interest.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September 13 is World Sepsis Day and the whole month of September is filled with campaigns designed to help both the public and healthcare facilities recognize sepsis symptoms and seek help faster
Have you ever come home after a long day’s work and after looking in the refrigerator and pantry wondered, “What should I make for dinner?”
The Regenstrief Institute released version 2.66 of the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) on June 21st this year.
To promote industry connections and an emphasis on curricular relevance, the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics holds industry-sponsored mini-conferences every April and October, called the IAB (Industry Advisory Board) Talks.
As a member of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, I get the opportunity to participate in and shape the curriculum and career development opportunities for graduate students in the field of biomedical informatics.

What’s new in TEFCA 2

More than a year after the first draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) was published, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) is back with a second draft.

Happy 25th to LOINC!

LOINC’s 25th Anniversary was celebrated on February 16, 2019 with a social media blitz of timeline, photo archive and many well wishes from around the world on Twitter and the LOINC Forum.
The year 2019 marks the 250th anniversary since the Scottish physician and professor, William Cullen, published the book “Synopsis Nosologiae Methodicae”. He, and other pioneers in the field of nosology, made it easier for physicians to classify diseases and diagnose patients’ ailments as well as promote early tracking of health outcomes.
The Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes—widely known as LOINC—is a standard terminology created to enable a common understanding of laboratory and clinical observations, such as lab tests and results, vital signs and other clinical measurements and procedures.
Terminologies - critical but often deferred in FHIR application development