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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.

Unintended consequences of new technologies in health care – thoughts on blockchains, part two

February 8th, 2017 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

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 […]

Unintended consequences of new technologies in health care – thoughts on blockchains, part one

January 27th, 2017 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

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 […]

Electronic health record display of lab results: The need for mass appeal

December 27th, 2016 / By Pam Banning

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 […]

Reflections and predictions from the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium

December 14th, 2016 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

The premier medical informatics event of the year, the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, had many excellent talks that caught my interest. The one that myself and the audience liked most, […]

A guide to Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

November 28th, 2016 / By Tosh Kartchner, RN

This fall’s HL7 conference was full of very informative learning sessions about Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).  Presentations covered what FHIR is, how it can be implemented, whom it can […]

Article: Utilizing LOINC with laboratory data

With Pam Banning

What is LOINC, and how does it work? What are best practices for implementing LOINC? Expert Pam Banning breaks it down in this article featured in the American Association for Clinical […]

Enhancing patient care and the bottom line through LOINC / SNOMED CT implementation

September 23rd, 2016 / By Pam Banning

3M HIS has been busy participating in professional healthcare industry meetings during the first half of 2016. This included Clinical Lab Management Association’s ThinkLab, The American Society of Microbiology (ASM) […]

The Clinical Care Classification nursing standard

August 26th, 2016 / By Rachel Howe

Since the nursing process is an indispensable part of healthcare, nursing terminologies must be integrated and interoperable with other clinical terminologies. Recognizing this need, the Clinical Care Classification (CCC), a […]

Assessing interoperability for MACRA: Our response to the Health & Human Services RFI

July 15th, 2016 / By Amy Sheide

Congress has declared a national objective to achieve widespread exchange of electronic health information nationwide by December 31, 2018. By this July, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services […]

On convergence of open standards – CIMI and FHIR

June 1st, 2016 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

I recently had the chance to follow the latest happenings in the ongoing collaboration between the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) and Fast Health Interoperable Resources (FHIR) working groups at […]

Making time for change: The importance of updating terminologies

April 1st, 2016 / By Pam Banning

Laboratorians are trained to use exact measures in quality to provide the right answer on the right patient at the right time. This attention to precision is the cornerstone in […]

Nursing interoperability is within our grasp!

February 15th, 2016 / By Susan Matney, PhD, RN

In July of 2014, I wrote a blog asking if nursing interoperability was within our reach. I wrote that there were gaps in the standard terminologies and the data elements […]