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Tips and how-to articles from the 3M HDD team about various standard and local terminologies.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

There are various types of testing related to COVID-19, including molecular diagnostic, antibody and antigen testing.
Last modified on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 09:54
If you are new to the world of healthcare terminologies, you will learn quickly that there are many of them, each with its individual terminology model (content structure and organization), area(s) of focus, release schedule and format, language, and other characteristics.
Last modified on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:45
The Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS), with weekly 30-minute webinars for the public at 3 p.m. Eastern time each Monday.
Last modified on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 11:51
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).
Last modified on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:02
When is Tylenol the same as acetaminophen?
Last modified on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 13:47
For the first Tip of the Month of 2020, we’d like to present something very different from the details of terminologies and mappings, and that is how we support working with these terminologies and mappings from a technology perspective.
Last modified on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:23
When you search SNOMED CT for a medication such as Ibuprofen, you will find many possible matches, two of which are:
Last modified on Friday, 14 February 2020 10:11
The six attributes of a LOINC code are component, property, timing, system, scale and method.
Last modified on Thursday, 19 December 2019 13:48

Keeping up with the Standards

Chances are, whatever medical department you work in there are terminology standards with regularly scheduled updates.
Last modified on Thursday, 16 January 2020 13:56
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.
Last modified on Thursday, 19 December 2019 13:50