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Amid the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, the HDD team created several new value sets collecting the relevant standard codes, to be provided free to anyone who may find them useful in data identification in relation to the crisis.
Patient matching—the ability to match a person to their correct medical record—is a perennial issue in health IT.

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.
It has been 20 weeks since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
The World Health Organization (WHO) established the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in 2005.
It has been over 100 years since the Spanish Flu spread across the globe.

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.
We know the importance of quick and accurate COVID-19 testing, but do we know when to get tested or even when to seek medical attention?
We’ve all been hearing about the shortage of SARS-CoV-2 testing kits and materials, but there’s another shortage in the labs that hasn’t been widely mentioned.