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Mapping Specimens to SNOMED CT

  • Wednesday, 03 October 2018 15:06
Accurate deciphering of a medical laboratory specimen is crucial to the correct set up of the media/instrument prior to testing.

What’s new for the 2019 ICD-10-CM

  • Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:39
Here are the highlights from the upcoming fiscal year 2019 edition (effective October 1st, 2018):

Miles to go on interoperability

  • Friday, 07 September 2018 11:51
I recently had cause to wonder about the progress we’re making on the path to interoperability through “the woods” of healthcare information exchange (HIE).
 Previously, in “TEFCA: A beginning for nationwide interoperability ,” we discussed the basics of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), an ambitious plan assembled by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to provide an “on-ramp” to nationwide interoperability for healthcare data.
  In accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act, The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has released the draft version of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

A dedication to data interoperability

  • Friday, 31 August 2018 10:53
I recently attended the June 2018 Laboratory LOINC Conference in Indianapolis to get the latest LOINC updates. I have attended many previous meetings, but this time was special. My colleague Pam Banning received this year’s LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions!

Parenthesis, Brackets and Braces in LOINC®

  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:56
Parentheses, brackets and braces – called “enclosing glyphs” – are used in LOINC® for different purposes.
Now that we’ve gone over the basics required for understanding the LOINC® Document Ontology in June’s tip of the month, let’s talk about how to search for LOINC® documents – which can be difficult.
The LOINC Document Ontology was developed to identify, characterize, and organize documents exchanged between healthcare systems.
Teleradiology is the sending of radiological patient images and reports in multiple modalities from one location to another, for the purpose of sharing studies and results with other radiologists and physicians.