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The World Health Organization (WHO) established the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in 2005.
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).
When is Tylenol the same as acetaminophen?
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.

Keeping up with the Standards

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Chances are, whatever medical department you work in there are terminology standards with regularly scheduled updates.
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