LOINC


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Related to LOINC: SNOMED-CT
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LOINCLogical Observation Identifiers, Names and Codes
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This was in part why the Big Data Encoding group started with the top 100 nursing assessments and coded them to LOINC and SNOMED Clinical Terms.
The Korean government has been trying to introduce LOINC, as its granularity is fine enough to support semantic interoperability, but LOINC is still being used less frequently than the EDI code.
To facilitate use of state-of-the-art electronic Surveillance tools as envisioned in the NEDSS initiative, adoption of Systemized Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine (SNOMED) (available from: URL: http://www.snomed.org/), LOINC, and Health Level 7 standards (a national standard for sharing clinical data, available from: URL:http://www.h17.org/) by clinical laboratories is essential.
Also, incomes of below $20,000 (LOINC) tested significant on whether consumers had previously recycled and on the frequency of recycling activity for both the full sample and recyclers.
According to this guide, a laboratory report is mapped within laboratory specialty sections and identified by its LOINC [55] specialty code.
Over the past 7 years, the NMMDS was updated, normalized with other national standards, and coded within the national standard--the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and is publicly available for use (Delaney, 2015).
For example, grantees collecting laboratory data initially required the use of standard Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) to identify tests (Regenstrief Institute 2014) but discovered that some hospitals were reluctant to participate because they had no experience using these codes.
When discrete data elements are electronically transmitted to external clinical information systems, the transmitted information may be annotated with one or more terminologies such as Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) (4) and Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), (5) although the consistent application of such codes to structured laboratory data is not yet an interoperable standard.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines in Stage 2 for MU require major certified technology changes to interfaces, to standardize HL7 v2.5.1, to include LOINC, SNOMED CT, and other reporting standardizations.
Medical content and coding development based on internationally acclaimed coding protocols such as ICD 9 & ICD 10, SNOMED, MeSH, CPT, LOINC etc.
I think we've made some progress because of HITECH, but I think there aren't just problems with the coding structures; people still think there are gaps and lack of sufficient granularity in LOINC. I'm on a listserv with people who are currently having the same conversation about SNOMED, which, as applied to EHRs is still relatively new for most people.