Is there a relationship with LoincGroup and the FHIR requirements around API Observation "categories? Was that in the discussions around LoincGroup? Tim Sandman, Humana Inc. 1 year ago
LOINC Table and Accessory Files (LOINC v2.68) have been successfully used to populate the HAPI FHIR JPA Server's Database (HAPI FHIR v5.1.0, FHIR R4). Thanks. Lin Zhang, Taikang Insuance Group 12 months ago
Uses for LOINC GroupsWe have created a variety of LOINC Groups that could be used for different purposes, such as aggregation of data for a flowsheet, public health reporting, and research. Which specific use cases have you used or are planning to use LOINC Groups for? Which LOINC Groups have you found most interesting or helpful?
This summer I used LOINC Groups as a way to cross check the LOINC codes being used for a query were adequate to pull in the desired results: LG33055-1 Heart rate, LG33056-9 Intravascular diastolic, LG33053-6 Intravascular systolic, and LG11363-5 Sodium Virginia Lilla, Mayo Clinic 2 years ago
What new Groups should be added?The current release of the Groups contains a wide variety of Groups, from laboratory, vital signs, and Document Ontology, to radiology and social determinants of health. Are there content areas for which new Groups would be useful? Please be specific.
Barriers to useWhat barriers, if any, have you encountered to implementing LOINC Groups? What can we do to help you overcome those barriers?
I would have liked all LOINC codes to be mapped to mutually exclusive groups that best represent that particular code. That would aid my use of the groups and parent groups as features towards predictive models. Aditya Sai, Independence Blue Cross 2 years ago
Groups Community PortalWe created a Community Portal for LOINC users to submit their Group ideas, see the ideas that others have submitted, and vote for ones that they would like to see promoted to production. Only a handful of users have used the Portal, and they have primarily been users that we specifically collaborated with to create potential new Groups. Were you aware of the Portal? If yes, are there specific reasons you have not utilized it? If no, now that you are aware of the Portal, how likely are you to submit new Group ideas?
File formatThe Groups file currently includes 5 separate CSV files, primarily to reduce redundancy. Is this a useful format for your use case? What other format would you prefer?
Tableau Groups browserWe created a rudimentary browser in Tableau for exploring the Groups. Have you used this browser? Was it useful? Do you have any other suggestions for platforms that would allow easy browsing?