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COVID-19 testing and LOINC® v2.68

  • Wednesday, 05 August 2020 09:27
Like the change of the seasons, new LOINC versions always come around. LOINC 2.68 is out and available.
The World Health Organization (WHO) established the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in 2005.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

  • Wednesday, 10 June 2020 09:42
There are various types of testing related to COVID-19, including molecular diagnostic, antibody and antigen testing.
If you are new to the world of healthcare terminologies, you will learn quickly that there are many of them, each with its individual terminology model (content structure and organization), area(s) of focus, release schedule and format, language, and other characteristics.
The Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS), with weekly 30-minute webinars for the public at 3 p.m. Eastern time each Monday.
It may seem daunting to implement the two standards within your local database for public health reporting, especially if you’re a team of one, but you can leverage the work of experts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Public Health Information Network Vocabulary Access Distribution System (PHIN VADS).
When is Tylenol the same as acetaminophen?
When you search SNOMED CT for a medication such as Ibuprofen, you will find many possible matches, two of which are:
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 six attributes of a LOINC code are component, property, timing, system, scale and method.