School construction update

School construction update

We just got an update from the Building Tomorrow Community Development Officer who is on site at the Mwiguru primary school supported by Project Secret Weapon’s Build-a-School campaign. The school construction is making great progress! It is wonderful to see the...

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School construction is underway in Mwiguru!

School construction is underway in Mwiguru!

We are so excited to share that Project Secret Weapon's Build-a-School campaign has been matched to the Building Tomorrow Primary School of Mwiguru! As you can see, the school is in the early stages of construction. Mwiguru is in Masindi District of western Uganda....

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Using Custom LOINC Subsets in RELMA

Using Custom LOINC Subsets in RELMA

Almost no one needs all 87,000+ LOINC terms. Many countries that have adopted LOINC curate a nationally-approved list of LOINC terms for use in their jurisdiction. For example, LOINC subsets can help filter out all the mass-based LOINC terms that aren’t needed in a...

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Converting and validating units of measure

Converting and validating units of measure

Making health data interoperable across different IT systems requires a few kinds of standards. Exchange standards like HL7's Version 2, CDA, and FHIR are key to organizing information into a commonly understood structure as it moves between systems. Vocabulary...

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Grouping data coded with LOINC

Grouping data coded with LOINC

Grouping data coded with similar LOINC codes isn't as easy as it first seems. Perhaps you are processing data from many sources for a research project in a network like PCORnet or ODHSI. Or, maybe you're retrieving data to fulfill a quality measure report. There are...

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Tracking Edits to LOINC terms

Tracking Edits to LOINC terms

Each new LOINC® release that Regenstrief publishes contains many edits to LOINC terms. About 7,000 terms were edited in version 2.61 and about 11,000 in version 2.58. That's a lot of change every six months! How is it that all those edits don't cause havoc to users...

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