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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.

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 […]

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 […]