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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Vocabulary Standards Recommendations to NCVHS

Vocabulary Standards Recommendations to NCVHS

On June 21, 2017 I had the privilege of testifying to the U.S. National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics about the role of vocabulary standards like LOINC in accelerating innovation, efficiency, and quality in healthcare. Together with colleagues from the...

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LOINC Overview and Background

LOINC Overview and Background

The universal standard for identifying health measurements, observations, and documents An Overview and Background Background and Motivations At the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., we imagine a world where health is optimized for all through a seamless network of...

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Build a School Night

Build a School Night

You're Invited! We're so excited to be joining Building Tomorrow for the 10th annual Build-a-School Night. Please join Project Secret Weapon for a spectacular evening to help provide access to high quality education for children in rural Uganda. The night features an...

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Dynamically updating the Divi Circle Counter

Dynamically updating the Divi Circle Counter

This post is adapted from my book LOINC Essentials, your step-by-step guide for getting your local codes mapped to LOINC. Health Information Exchange (HIE) enables health care professionals, patients, and caregivers to electronically access medical information when...

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Regenstrief’s approach to licensing LOINC

Regenstrief’s approach to licensing LOINC

61 million children worldwide don't have a primary school to go to. It's amazing to think that if all students in low-income countries could acquire basic reading skills, world poverty would be cut by 12%. Education is such a powerful force for all kinds of global...

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