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Tag: LOINC

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The acute perils of non-interoperability

Feb. 9, 2022 / By Steve Cantwell

When I came to 3M Health Information Systems 20 years ago, the vital importance of interoperability—to efficiently exchange health care data—captured my attention right away. At the time I was […]

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Lessons learned from maintaining COVID-19 value sets

Jan. 10, 2022 / By Pam Banning

Our clinical terminology team’s background in nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and other clinical areas gives us insight into how health care systems are burdened with the sheer volume of data […]

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Stasis vs. tension – UFOs and unusual lab observations

Dec. 10, 2021 / By Pam Banning

Ever been caught off guard hearing about UFO sightings because the physics makes no sense? The Pentagon calls UFOs by a different name: UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena). I was surprised […]

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What’s up with ONC: Joining forces with LOINC to support public health needs during the pandemic

May 21, 2021 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

On March 11 of last year, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. It has been a whirlwind of change since then, with every […]

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Spring 2021 LOINC conference: A report

May 7, 2021 / By Pam Banning

Given the need for new laboratory and clinical terminology codes, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Spring LOINC conference of 2021 grew by one more day to address a […]

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Keeping it real or going virtual?

Feb. 19, 2021 / By Jacee Robison, RN, MS

All of us experienced quite a shift from the norm in 2020, and we continue to adapt to this new environment in 2021. We stay home, some of us work […]

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Leveraging COVID-19 value sets to ensure comprehensive data collection

April 28, 2020 / By Dannie Greenlee, RN, Sarah Sontum, RN

We know the importance of quick and accurate COVID-19 testing, but do we know when to get tested or even when to seek medical attention? Physicians also need to know […]

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Public health reporting for COVID-19: A spring LOINC meeting report

April 13, 2020 / By Pam Banning

We’re all hearing daily about how much COVID-19 testing is taking place and how many people are diagnosed with the virus or cleared from having it. The test result is […]

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U.S. laboratories respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020 / By Pam Banning

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Most In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers that can adapt their instrumentation to SARS-CoV-2 testing are doing so. Since the FDA started authorizing Emergency Use […]

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Interoperability planning for COVID-19 surveillance

Feb. 12, 2020 / By Pam Banning

Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of people are being screened for fever and observable signs of illness at travel junctures. Nearby […]

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Raising the bar: Implementing the latest LOINC release further supports interoperability

July 29, 2019 / By Pam Banning

The Regenstrief Institute released version 2.66 of the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) on June 21st this year. LOINC is one of the standard terminologies in the 3M […]

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Happy 25th to LOINC!

April 1, 2019 / By Pam Banning

LOINC’s 25th Anniversary was celebrated on February 16, 2019 with a social media blitz and many well wishes from around the world on Twitter and the LOINC Forum. Standing for […]