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Terminology Standards and Interoperability

It’s all in the semantics. Semantic interoperability, that is. Read the latest 3M insights on terminology management and data exchange.

Our response to the 2016 ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory

December 11th, 2015 / By Amy Sheide

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently published the draft version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2016 Advisory). The 2016 Advisory is the ONC’s “identification, assessment and determination […]

Happy LOINCing with HDD Access!

September 9th, 2015 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

The July release of HDD Access, the open public version of the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary, included LOINC® (version 2.50), the standard terminology for lab and clinical observations. We thank […]

LOINC Facilitates Exchange of MY Data!

July 10th, 2015 / By Susan Matney, PhD, RN

A few months ago I wrote a personal blog detailing the lack of interoperability for my data after a knee replacement. The most important observations that are measured after knee […]

Our Response to the ONC 2015 Standards Advisory

May 1st, 2015 / By Amy Sheide

Earlier this year, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory which was “meant to provide the industry with a single, public list of the […]

Swiss Cheese and the Balkanization of Big Data in Healthcare

April 24th, 2015 / By AJ Dandrea

Reading the title, you are probably wondering how the two go together. In relation to big data, both terms produce some of the largest challenges we experience with the efficacy […]

We Are All “Patients” – The Reason Interoperability REALLY Matters

March 11th, 2015 / By Susan Matney, PhD, RN

Last month, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. A recent blog written by Amy Sheide describes the contents of the document, but I […]

Interoperability Matters: The ONC Interoperability Roadmap and Standards Advisory

February 11th, 2015 / By Amy Sheide

Healthcare reform has been a hot topic over the past few days and health information technology (HIT) is at the hub. Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) […]

AMIA 2014: RxNorm

December 29th, 2014 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Guest blog by Michael Totzke, 3M data analyst. At the AMIA 2014 convention in Washington D.C., we showcased some of our processes for mapping and maintaining RxNorm drugs into the […]

Who’s After Your Healthcare Data?

December 3rd, 2014 / By Jeremy Zasowski

It has been impossible to ignore the number of data breaches in the news lately. Whether you have been directly affected or not, one thing is certain: data security should […]

The IHI Triple Aim and Informatics

December 1st, 2014 / By Susan Matney, PhD, RN

Recently I attended the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium in Washington, D.C. I focused mainly on sessions related to nursing, interoperability, or both. The keynote speaker for the […]

Achieving Semantic Interoperability: Point-to-Point Versus Centralized Mapping

November 21st, 2014

Our philosophy at 3M is to approach terminology mapping and semantic interoperability using a centralized terminology server. With a centralized source of terminology management and maintenance, each data source needs […]

All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) and More: Key Takeaways from the NAHDO Annual Conference

November 14th, 2014 / By Paul LaBrec

The 2014 National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) 29th Annual Conference and APCD Workshop was recently held in downtown San Diego. With over 200 attendees and speakers from government, […]