Regenstrief and SNOMED International (formerly IHTSDO) are working together to link LOINC and SNOMED CT
Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International have formed a long-term collaborative relationship with the objective of developing coded content to support order entry and result reporting. The two organizations are building closer links between the SNOMED CT and LOINC terminologies, reducing duplication of effort, and making electronic health records more effective at improving health care. By aligning how the two terminologies represent the attributes of laboratory tests and some types of clinical measurements, this collaboration will provide users a common framework within which to use LOINC and SNOMED CT.
In July 2013, Regenstrief and IHTSDO signed an agreement to begin the cooperative work.
You can read the full text of the Regenstrief - IHTSDO agreement here.
Now, with the agreement in place, the cooperative work is just beginning. In brief, it involves these broad activities:
To prioritize the effort, Regenstrief and SNOMED International have agreed to focus the work on these domain areas (which may later be expanded into other areas of mutual interest):
The details of how this work will proceed, including a schedule for producing and distributing the end products, are now being worked out by the organizations.