Initial Draft of LOINC
Clinical Document Ontology Implementation Guide completed - Target: July 2013 (July 14th deadline)
The initial purpose of the LOINC
database was to provide universal identifiers for observations in HL7 messages.
HLI) provides leading healthcare terminology management solutions and professional services that normalize all data within a healthcare organization into standardized code sets such as ICD-10, SNOMED and LOINC
0x20 It supports multiple lexicons including SNOMED-CT, LOINC
, ICD-9/10, CPT4, and RXNORM, as well as others.
the capability of the EHR to electronically record, retrieve, and submit lab test results containing LOINC
codes in HL7 v2.
Ingram says that for the system to expand, clinical labs and HIEs have to standardize on LOINC
was extended for use in clinical medicine (e.
Their solutions incorporate the longest standing technology with the most custom content in terminology mediation services, providing accuracy and consistency in mapping discrete terms to industry standard code sets such as ICD- 9, ICD- 10, SNOMED, RxNorm or LOINC
Prominent organizations are adopting LOINC
standards, in eluding the Harvard Medical School-Partners Healthcare Center for Genetics and Genomics, and the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Through NEDSS, the CDC promotes the use of LOINC
and SNOMED, which are supported by HL7.
offers a set of universal identification codes and nomenclature to identify laboratory procedures and test results (15).
REVEAL now offers support for ICD-9, ICD-10, SNOMED, RxNorm, LOINC
, and CPT-4, all derived automatically from content already captured within clinical narrative notes.