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Happy 25th to LOINC!

  • Monday, 01 April 2019 18:30
LOINC’s 25th Anniversary was celebrated on February 16, 2019 with a social media blitz of timeline, photo archive and many well wishes from around the world on Twitter and the LOINC Forum.

Increase your LOINC mapping in 2019

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:43
The latest release of LOINC (v2.65 Dec 2018) has a few laboratory updates for which you’ll want to check your existing mapping, and it’ll be great to get them done before the next release, anticipated for June 2019.
The challenge in mapping Anatomic Pathology (AP) reports to LOINC comes from interpreting the narrative nature of the AP information system fields that comprise a report and determining component and property attributes in LOINC.
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

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.

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.