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LOINC

(Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) A classification of laboratory tests and clinical results in the medical field. Developed in 1994 by the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. (www.loinc.org), which is affiliated with Indiana University, LOINC has been adopted as an alternate reporting code by large commercial testing laboratories and HMOs and government organizations.

RELMA
The Regenstrief LOINC Mapping Assistant (RELMA) is a Windows program used to search the LOINC database as well as convert users' local terms and lab tests to the LOINC codes. See SNOMED CT, ICD and healthcare IT.
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use of standards such as LOINC facilitates integration of microbiologic culture data, minimizes chances for data errors in translating free text or handwritten test results, and makes it easier for laboratories to monitor antimicrobial resistance patterns.
Regressions on the intentions' measures produced positive coefficients for the number of times recycled in the past year (TIMESLOG) and again for incomes below $20,000 (LOINC) (p's |is less than~ .01).
A terminological harmonization, with the support of laboratory technicians and supervisors of registers/CDMSs, between local terminology and LOINC was necessary.
The eCC format is ideal for recording most biomarker results and allows interoperability and transmission of results without reentry of data for separate sites and mapping to common terminologies including Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS) nomenclature, (26-28) SNOMED CT, and LOINC. Another advantage of the eCC model is that it allows for agile release of a standard electronic reporting system in sync with the rapidly changing reporting requirements and standards for bio marker reporting.
Standardizing laboratory data by mapping to LOINC. J Am Med Inform Assoc.
However, there have been efforts to incorporate nursing-related data into the Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes system (LOINC) which is the basis for facilitating the exchange of results of clinical care, outcomes management, and research from the EHR (LOINC, 2014).
Anatomic Pathology laboratories with cytology and molecular testing services will be better prepared to deal with Meaningful Use metrics, ICD10 coding conversion, LOINC coding, and discrete data extraction.
Its all about standards terminology; I don't need a bunch of people in a room to say how you map a LOINC coder."
Emphasis should be placed on increasing the documentation of labs (LOINC), e-prescriptions (Rx-Norm) and structured problem lists (ICD-9 or SNOWMED CT) to all patients seen in the EHR, not just the minimum thresholds required in Stage 1.
* Get involved with standard organizations (e.g., HL7, SNOMED, ICD, DICOM, LOINC, etc)