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Pam Banning

Pam Banning

Pamela Banning, MT, ASCP has been a member of the 3M HDD team since 1999. As a certified medical technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathology, she worked in a variety of healthcare settings such as doctors’ offices, a rural hospital, a trauma center and a national reference laboratory. She migrated into laboratory system database administration, and was introduced to vocabulary standards during implementation projects for LOINC and SNOMED CT. She continues her service as a founding member of the laboratory LOINC committee and represented our team on the Office of National Coordinator Standards (ONC)/Interoperability Framework work group with past focuses including orders implementation guide development, results implementation guide development, and LOINC order code development. Her presentations on project management of terminology implementations at national industry conferences include poster sessions, roundtables, podium lectures, papers and recorded webinars.


 Fun Facts

Three words that describe me: honest, joyful, perceptive

If you could be any animal what would it be: a big cat, cougar or puma

What did you want to be when you grew up: a doctor or a nurse - science definitely ruled my world!

Latest from Pam Banning

Recently, my family took me to an Emergency Room when I suddenly lost my sense of touch on the left side of my face.

There’s Nothing Sexy about Gender in LOINC®

  • Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:38
By now, you may have come across sex and gender being treated as two separate concepts, which sometimes results in confusion and overlap in how they are used to encode data in healthcare, especially if the two domains appear to share the same members (e.g., male and female in both value sets).
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) held its 69th Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego in August, in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Clinical […]
The Lab LOINC committee convened at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis on December 8, 2016 for a day of discussion and decision making. The liveliest topic amongst participants this session […]