Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: 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.

TEFCA leaves privacy questions unanswered

September 28th, 2018 / By Rey Johnson

Previously, in my blog “TEFCA: A beginning for nationwide interoperability,” I discussed the basics of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), an ambitious plan assembled by The Office […]

Miles to go on interoperability

September 7th, 2018 / By Mary Zeigle, MS

I recently had cause to wonder about the progress we’re making on the path to interoperability through “the woods” of healthcare information exchange (HIE). In late July, my husband had […]

TEFCA: A beginning for nationwide interoperability

August 10th, 2018 / By Rey Johnson

In accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act, The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has released the draft version of the Trusted Exchange Framework and […]

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 […]

Teleradiology: More than a phone call

June 6th, 2018 / By Treena Hansen

Teleradiology is the sending of radiological patient images and reports in multiple modalities from one location to another, for the purpose of sharing studies and results with other radiologists and physicians. […]

Implementing a FHIR terminology server

May 4th, 2018 / By John Ho

The Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard specifies how healthcare data can be exchanged, with the goal of improving interoperability.  We have been implementing FHIR compliant […]

Opioid crisis: Transitioning care through a paradigm shift

April 6th, 2018 / By Michael Denton, RN

The opioid crisis has far reaching and long lasting effects, and the problem is scaling up exponentially. In 1980 there were 8,000 opioid related overdose deaths. By 2016, the United […]

What to expect at the HL7 working group meeting: A first timer’s experience

March 2nd, 2018 / By Jacee Robison, RN

Recently, I attended the Health Level 7 (HL7) Working Group Meeting in New Orleans for the first time. HL7 is a widely adopted, international healthcare messaging standard, established through consensus […]

AMIA 2017 Learning Showcase: Terminology-enabled clinical natural language processing for unstructured information extraction

February 16th, 2018 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) organizes a Learning Showcase during the Annual Symposium. Separate from the scientific program, the Learning Showcase allows exhibitors to present the informatics aspects or […]

Progress on standardizing nutrition data in the EHR: An interview

December 20th, 2017 / By Mary Zeigle, MS

Nutrition is integral to optimal health and the practice of nutrition care is woven throughout the systems that treat and facilitate health care.   Effective systems for acute care and primary […]

How I learned HL7 FHIR as a clinician without losing my mind

December 8th, 2017 / By Rachael Howe, RN, MS

The Health Level 7 (HL7) FHIR is a new interoperability standard for exchanging healthcare data. HL7 monitors implementations of FHIR and continually works to improve the specifications, in addition to […]

Advancing informatics: Experiencing AMIA for the first time

November 27th, 2017 / By Jacee Robison, RN

This November I attended the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference for the first time. After graduating this past May with a Masters in Nursing Informatics from the University of […]