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Blog articles written by the 3M HDD team on terminologies, healthcare interoperability, medical informatics and other topics that may be of interest.

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) organizes a Learning Showcase during the Annual Symposium. Separate from the scientific program, the Learning Showcase allows exhibitors to present the informatics aspects or topics that relate to their products or services, avoiding a marketing or sales focus. In this context, I gave a talk on how terminologies can be used to help clinical natural language processing (NLP) during the latest AMIA Annual Symposium in November 2017, and would like to share the salient points here.
The Health Level 7 (HL7) FHIR is a new interoperability standard for exchanging healthcare data.
This November I attended the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference for the first time.
About a year ago, I wrote a blog about the convergence of two HL7 standards: Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). I attended the HL7 […]
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 […]
Staying current with the CMS Quality Payment Program is essential for providers. My previous blog—provided an overview of the program; then, on June 20, 2017, CMS announced changes that represent […]
When I tell people that I am a Nurse Informaticist, confusion and curiosity usually ensues. Nursing informatics, as defined by the American Nursing Association (ANA), is “a specialty that integrates […]
In part one of this blog I discussed blockchains and how they could be used in health care in an ideal world. In the real world however, block chain use […]
Many of you might have read the recent findings by researchers Isao Echizen et al. from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan that it is possible to copy […]
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 […]