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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.

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

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 […]

Report from the FHIR Connectathon at the HL7: September 2017 Working Group Meeting

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

About a year ago, I wrote a blog about the convergence of two HL7 standards: Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). I attended the HL7 […]

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 […]

What is Nursing Informatics?

June 19th, 2017 / By Jacee Robison, RN

When I tell people that I am a Nurse Informaticist, confusion and curiosity usually ensues. Nursing informatics, as defined by the American Nursing Association (ANA), is “a specialty that integrates […]

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 […]