Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)

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Apelon and MaestroDev Expand Terminology Partnership for VA & DoD

Press Release | PR Web | August 1, 2013

Joint data sharing and data modeling solution offered by Apelon and MaestroDev will improve clinical data interoperability at the VA & DoD. Read More »

FHIR And The Future Of Interoperability

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | January 6, 2015

There is growing interest in the health care information technology community in an emerging data exchange technology known as FHIR (pronounced “fire”)...

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LOINC And SNOMED CT Codes To Be Linked

Joseph Goedert | HealthData Management | July 25, 2013

Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, which owns the LOINC terminology of codes for identifying laboratory and clinical observations, and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation in Copenhagen, which owns the SNOMED Clinical Terms set of codes, will link the terminologies. Read More »

ONC's Efforts to Advance Worldwide Digital Health - The Global Digital Health Partnership White Papers

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see how digital health plays a vital role in care delivery. ONC recognizes the importance of advancing digital health at domestic and global levels. As discussed in a previous blog post, part of ONC's global engagement includes representing the United States in the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). The GDHP currently runs five work streams: Interoperability, Clinical and Consumer Engagement, Cyber Security, Evidence and Evaluation, and Policy Environments.

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Partnership to tie LOINC and SNOMED

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | July 24, 2013

The Regenstrief Institute and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation announced Wednesday they have signed a long-term agreement to begin cooperative work linking their global healthcare terminologies: Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, or LOINC, and SNOMED Clinical Terms. Read More »

The HITECH Era in Retrospect

John D. Halamka, M.D. and Micky Tripathi, Ph.D. | The New England Journal of Medicine | September 7, 2017

At a high level, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 accomplished something miraculous: the vast majority of U.S. hospitals and physicians are now active users of electronic health record (EHR) systems. No other sector of the U.S. economy of similar size (one sixth of the gross domestic product) and complexity (more than 5000 hospitals and more than 500,000 physicians) has undergone such rapid computerization...

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Two Competing Clinical Code Groups Team Up

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | July 25, 2013

Two not-for-profit standards-development organizations, producers of once-competing clinical codes, SNOMED-CT and LOINC, have reached a 10-year collaborative agreement to work together to “improve safety, functionality and interoperability for the rapidly growing number of clinicians who manage and exchange health data with electronic medical records.” Read More »