LOINC AdoptersUp one level
Organizations, institutions, and other LOINC adopters. Not certified or otherwise verified - just offered here for reference.
3M offers Data as a Service and a Terminology Server, with customization provided to the client. See www.3mtcs.com for a limited free LOINC mapping offer. 3M Terminology Consulting Services (TCS) clients have sought assistance in vocabulary mapping and standardization for a variety of reasons:
Currently our primary use of LOINC is in the Clinical Care Document (CCD). We also use LOINC in HL7 messaging mostly for reporting results, including lab results, home tele-monitoring and public health reporting. Using LOINC in clinical CDA documents is also an interest. Since we service Medicaid, there are a number of coded document sets such as OASIS, MDS and CPHS that we are considering. LOINC is also a component in our clinical decision support engine, again using specific results in analysis, outcomes or EBM gap reporting.
AAVLD laboratories are using LOINC to communicate foreign animal disease and emerging animal disease laboratory analyses amongst member laboratories and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.
Apelon is a professional services company focused on medical terminology and health data interoperability. Apelon consultants advise customers on the use of standards, including LOINC, across a wide spectrum of health cre IT applications. Apelon also develops and supports terminology software including the open source Distributed Terminology System (DTS), as well as the commercially available Terminology Development Environment and TermWorks Web services kit for mapping and matching. Apelon provides access to LOINC in all these tools, allowing customers to include LOINC in all their integrated terminology knkowledge bases.
We have adopted LOINC to classify CDA clinical documents exchanged through our medical information exchange.
ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 2,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 2,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays. We provide LOINC codes with our test result detail to assist our clients in mapping our results to their internal codes and to provide them with data for research and tracking. A list of our LOINC mappings may be found at www.aruplab.com -> Test Information -> CPT/LOINC Codes.
Encourage members to use standards as part of the APHL/CDC co-sponsored Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Project (PHLIP) for bidirectional laboratory data exchange between primarily public health laboratories. We require all participants to map their local codes to LOINC and use in HL7 messaging. We provide assistance in finding the correct codes, where questions occur and submitting new codes where no appropriate codes are available.
Atlas Development Corporation develops and deploys sophisticated, high performance software applications, primarily for the healthcare industry, including public Health. The Public Health Information Link (P.H.I.L.) plays a critical role in assisting both large and small laboratories with communicable disease reporting obligations. It translates HL7 messages coming from the laboratory containing custom test codes and organism codes into standardized HL7 messages containing LOINC and SNOMED ready for import.
Electronic Claims Attachments used in the Continuity of Care Record to identify lab test results and other patient information.
We use LOINC to consolidate tests catalogs coming from multiple reference laboratories. It allows us to build a shared platform across laboratories and provide value-added services such as biological samples transportation.
BiTAC is a private and independent enterprise, located in Barcelona, Spain. Our task is to provide technology and content to facilitate the exchange of data in the environment of clinical laboratory.
We use LOINC for capturing and receiving synoptic electronic pathology reports, originally as part of CDC's Reporting Pathology Protocols project.
Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is a federally-funded, independent, not-for-profit organization whose Members are Canada's 14 federal, provincial and territorial Deputy Ministers of Health. Infoway is Canada's catalyst for collaborative change to accelerate the use of electronic health information systems and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across the country.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Section
We are interested in "mapping" the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to LOINC, in response to the November, 2006 recommendations from the federal Consolidated Health Informatics Initiative that were subsequently adopted by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the Secretary for Health and Human Services.
To develop standard codes for laboratory animal infectious disease diagnostic assays for use in a multi-laboratory Internet laboratory information management system (ILIMS).
We have an ongoing effort to establish ELR from Chicago hospitals into our NEDSS solution. We request LOINC codes be sent in OBX-3 and OBR-4 in their HL7 messages, and provide prospective ELR providers with a library of requested LOINC codes for the most common tests that define each reportable condition. We are also building an ELR interface to be deployed behind each interested hospital's firewall that maps their local LIS codes to the LOINCs that we request. We use RELMA to assist with choosing the optimal LOINC for our library.
Chinese Health Information Standardization Society (CHISS) is a national academic organization of China engaged in producing and advocating the adoption of national standards relevant to health information. The members of CHISS come from various aspects that have some interests in healthcare domain. CHISS held an inaugural meeting in Beijing in April 2004, and Dr. Xu Yongyong,a professor of health statistics from the Fourth Military Medical University(FMMU) of PLA was elected the chair of CHISS at that meeting. The secretariat of CHISS is now in FMMU. All organizations and individuals who are interested in health information standardization are welcomed to join our society.
The Standards and Terminology Service (STS) is responsible for enterprise wide standards and terminology applications for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Current projects involving the use of LOINC® include the following:
LOINC is one of the principal external vocabularies referenced by the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard. LOINC terms are extensively used in value sets and structured report templates, especially for ultrasound measurements.