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Happy 25th to LOINC!

April 1st, 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 […]

LOINC groups: An idea to help searching in LOINC

January 14th, 2019 / By Jacee Robison, RN, MS

The Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes—widely known as LOINC—is a standard terminology created to enable a common understanding of laboratory and clinical observations, such as lab tests and results, […]

A dedication to data interoperability

July 6th, 2018 / By Chris Gordon

I recently attended the June 2018 Laboratory LOINC Conference in Indianapolis to get the latest LOINC updates. I have attended many previous meetings, but this time was special. My colleague […]

Reflections from a laboratory scientist: Terminology’s role in U.S. healthcare paradigm shift

September 22nd, 2017 / By Pam Banning

The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) held its 69th Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego in August, in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Clinical […]

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 […]

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 Rachael Howe, RN, MS

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 […]

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 […]

Computerized Physician Order Sets for Meaningful Use – Getting Attention from LOINC and Regenstrief Institute

October 5th, 2015 / By Pam Banning

There’s been a lot of attention on standardizing laboratory order sets in the past year in preparation for the Meaningful Use requirements for computerized physician order sets (CPOE). The Standards […]

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 […]