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I recently listened to a laboratory medicine podcast on the need for clinician friendly terms in laboratory testing.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

  • Friday, 13 September 2019 09:25
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
The Regenstrief Institute released version 2.66 of the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) on June 21st this year.
The six attributes of a LOINC code are component, property, timing, system, scale and method.
You’ve heard the saying that “anything is possible”. Whether you fully buy into this adage or not – this may actually make terminology work difficult.
The FY2020 ICD-10-CM (version 37) will come into effect October 1, 2019. Most of the changes involve adding specificity to existing FY2019 codes

Keeping up with the Standards

  • Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:03
Chances are, whatever medical department you work in there are terminology standards with regularly scheduled updates.

Understanding LOINC® Groups

  • Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:31
The LOINC® groups project by the Regenstrief Institute aims to give you a flexible, extensible, and computable mechanism for rolling up groups of LOINC codes for various purposes.

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?

What is a Map Set?

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:22
What is a map set in our world of medical terminologies?