Public Laboratory LOINC Workshop & Committee Meeting 06/08/2016-06/09/2016
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Invitation to the Public Laboratory LOINC® Workshop and Meeting
LOINC (Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes) is a universal code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations.
Workshop and Meeting Purpose:
- To educate users about the use and utility of LOINC codes, including how to map their local laboratory tests to LOINC using RELMA
- To obtain public and Committee input
Mapping local terms to LOINC makes it possible to exchange and pool data from many independent systems for clinical care, research, outcomes management, and lots of other purposes.
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- There is no registration fee, but please register early to assist our planning
June 8-9, 2016
As is now our new pattern, the Workshop will be Wednesday and the Committee Meeting will be Thursday.
1101 West Tenth Street
Some Nearby Hotels
There is no specific meeting hotel and many in the downtown Indianapolis area, so feel free to choose one that fits your needs. Here are some suggestions:
- Candlewood Suites Indianapolis
- Residence Inn Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal
- Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol
Who Should Attend?
- Individuals who are responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of laboratory information systems
- Laboratory discipline leaders who will be responsible for providing domain knowledge for the proper use of LOINC terms
- Laboratory professionals who wish to know more about standardizing their laboratory results, or are responsible for maintaining the laboratory test catalog
LOINC Workshop (Wednesday, 06/08/2016)
Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MSc
Associate Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc
Because this will be a hands-on workshop, all participants should bring a laptop computer for the exercises. You should also bring a delimited-text (e.g. a tab delimited or CSV file) or Excel version of your local service catalog (test list). This file must contain the test code and test description. The OBR (battery) code and description, and units should also be included, if available. Details about format will be sent to you after registration for the workshop.
A laptop with MS Windows. (RELMA only runs on Windows). For Mac users, you'll need to setup Boot Camp or another virtual machine. We also recommend that you obtain and peruse the LOINC users' guide and RELMA users' guide before attending.
Presentation materials, example information model, full LOINC standard database, RELMA (LOINC mapping tool) will be provided.
Tentative Workshop Agenda
|8:30 to 9:00 am||Registration|
|9:00 to 10:30 am||LOINC Overview|
|10:30 to 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 to 12:00 pm||The LOINC concept model and other data structures, Getting your implementation plan ready|
|12:00 to 1:00 pm||Lunch (provided)|
|1:00 to 3:00 pm||Setting up your tools, locating the right LOINC code, and optimizing the process with RELMA|
|3:00 to 3:15 pm||Break|
|3:15 to 5:00 pm||Mapping best practices, tips for specific domains, planning for the long run|
LOINC Committee Meeting (Thursday, 06/09/2016) - Public is Invited to Attend
Committee Meeting Agenda
NOTE: We'll be starting the meeting a bit earlier to better accommodate those that are catching evening flights.
|7:30 to 8:00 am||Continental Breakfast (provided) / Registration|
|8:00 to 8:15 am||Introduction
|8:15 to 10:15 am||Laboratory LOINC Committee meeting|
|10:15 to 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 to 12:00 pm||Laboratory LOINC Committee meeting - continued
|12:00 to 1:00 pm||Lunch (provided)|
|1:00 to 4:00 pm||Laboratory LOINC Committee meeting - continued|