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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

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

  • Friday, 13 September 2019 09:25
September 13 is World Sepsis Day and the whole month of September is filled with campaigns designed to help both the public and healthcare facilities recognize sepsis symptoms and seek help faster
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

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.

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.
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.
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 […]