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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.
Many laboratory test panels include an expert review for overall interpretation as one of the results returned.
The ampersand character (&) used in normal everyday grammar is shorthand for the word and or in Latin “et”.

Radiology within LOINC®

  • Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:51
The inclusion of Radiology terms within LOINC® began in January 2000 with the purpose of specifying a distinct study from a generic report type.

Tips to Identify the Correct LOINC Scale

  • Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:57
LOINC is based on a six-axis perspective of what is being evaluated: component, property, timing, system, scale and method.
Microbiology lab mapping often brings hand wringing and head banging...

Accurate Zika virus reporting using LOINC

  • Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:57
The current Zika virus outbreak requires new entries to be created in laboratory information systems for the associated testing. Positive Zika virus results need to be reported to local, state and federal public health departments, and there are multiple LOINC terms depending on the details of the assay. Consider the following information as…