The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are announcing the following public workshop entitled “CDC/FDA/NLM/ONC/CMS Workshop on Promoting Semantic Interoperability of Laboratory Data.” The purpose of this public workshop is to receive and discuss input from stakeholders regarding proposed approaches to facilitate the adoption and implementation of interoperability standards in a manner that enables consistent, accurate, and harmonized descriptions of in vitro diagnostic tests and results. Webcast will be available.
The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium (IICC) will be represented by Ed Heierman and Rob Bush and will present a JSON based vendor defined format for IVD Tests Documents using LOINC. This should make it easier for laboratories to find the correct LOINC codes for the tests that they run on their instruments.
The meeting will be videocast and access will be available at https://videocast.nih.gov/