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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’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.
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.
We’re all hearing daily about how much COVID-19 testing is taking place and how many people are diagnosed or cleared from it.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.
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).
The Regenstrief Institute released version 2.66 of the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) on June 21st this year.
Staying ahead of the curve: latest LOINC release changes
The six attributes of a LOINC code are component, property, timing, system, scale and method.
When a new LOINC version is released, The Eagles song ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ always comes to mind.