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.

The first nosologists: Classifying disease in 16th century London

February 22nd, 2019 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the publication of Synopsis Nosologiae Methodicae, authored by the Scottish physician and professor William Cullen, which described a system for classifying disease based on […]

Terminologies: Critical, but often deferred in FHIR application development

February 8th, 2019 / By Tosh Kartchner, RN

The Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard is getting widespread support and gathering momentum in adoption. In compliance with this standard, we’ve developed FHIR-compliant Application Programming […]

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, […]

Focusing on CIMI: Getting the most out of the HL7 Working Group Meeting

November 30th, 2018 / By Michael Denton, RN, MS

The September 2018 Health Level 7 (HL7) international working group meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland and was packed full of user tutorials and learning sessions. Because this was my […]

Five things I learned from my EHR patient portal

October 26th, 2018 / By Pam Banning

Recently, my family took me to an Emergency Room when I suddenly lost my sense of touch on the left side of my face. Fully conscious and cognizant of all […]

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, MS

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 […]