Mapping Department of Defense laboratory results to Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC).

The Department of Defense (DoD) has used a common application, Composite Health Care System (CHCS), throughout all DoD facilities. However, the master files used to encode patient data in CHCS are not identical across DoD facilities. The encoded data is thus not interoperable from one DoD facility to another. To enable data interoperability in the next-generation system, CHCS II, and for the DoD to exchange laboratory results with external organizations such as the Veterans Administration (VA), the disparate master file codes for laboratory results are mapped to Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes (LOINC) wherever possible. This paper presents some findings from our experience mapping DoD laboratory results to LOINC.

AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2005 ;():430-4.

ISSN 1942-597X

Authors: Lee Min Lau, Pam D Banning, Kent Monson, Elva Knight, Pat S Wilson, Shaun C Shakib

PMID 16779076, PMC1560764

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