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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

How to contribute to SNOMED CT

  • Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:47
Have you been searching for a concept in SNOMED CT only to realize it simply isn’t there, or have you found duplicated concepts that need to be corrected?
The September 2018 Health Level 7 (HL7) international working group meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland and was packed full of user tutorials and learning sessions.

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):

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.

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).
  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).
 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.

The Challenges of Mapping CPT® to ICD-10-PCS

  • Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:27
Many organizations map between different US procedure coding systems (CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-PCS) for multiple use cases.