I am getting this data from multiple, unrelated clients. And by not finding ‘any’ information, I mean I have searched Google and other topic-specific sites like LOINC, and cannot find any information at all on what these might be. A few of the codes match part numbers for a clothing line. That’s it.
My first thought, after realizing that they’re in the data for multiple clients, was that they are related to the HL7 messages, but I don’t have access to those messages to dig deeper. I did a little searching related to HL7 and haven’t come up with anything yet.
One thing that all of these clients have in common is that they’re all using the Onco EMR, which is an oncology-specific EMR. That’s my next direction to head.
Thank you for your response. I was able to pull a list using the words ‘dead’, ‘death’, and ‘post mortem’. I was mostly interested in lab tests, but I was able to get what I needed. And yes, I bolded the word ‘only’ because I wanted tests that are not performed on live patients.
I work for a company, Integra Connect, that has, and is expanding, a database of de-identified oncology patient information for use by providers, pharmaceutical companies, R&D companies, etc., to research oncology treatment plans. The data can be pulled down to the patient level, but the data can in no way lead back to a specific patient (HIPAA). So, we want to make sure that a user cannot identify a patient as deceased, since general location information is also available. By obtaining a list of LOINC codes that pertain to deceased patients, we can exclude those as part of our de-identification process.