HHS and FDA launch COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostics Design-A-Thon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launch the “COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostics Design-A-Thon”, an initiative to help develop technical innovations to help fight COVID-19. Capturing diagnostic data from COVID-19 tests is of paramount importance to guide an evidence-based pandemic response at the local, state, and…

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) mandates use of IICC’s Laboratory In Vitro Diagnostics (LIVD) standard for COVID-19 laboratory testing data reporting

On June 4, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a guideline requiring that all COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) related laboratory testing data be reported using the appropriate LOINC and SNOMED codes, as defined by the IICC’s Laboratory In Vitro Diagnostics (LIVD) test code mapping. https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-laboratory-data-reporting-guidance.pdf LIVD (digital format for publication of  LOINC…

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IICC LAW and LIVD specifications added to ONC’s Interoperability Standards Advisory for Clinical Laboratories

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently adopted the IIVD Industry Connectivity Consortium’s Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW) and LOINC for IVD (LIVD) specifications in its Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) process represents the model by which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology…

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The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium (IICC) celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the Publication of CLSI AUTO16 for Clinical Laboratories

This April, the IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium (IICC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The event coincided with the official publication of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute’s AUTO16 (Next-Generation In Vitro Diagnostic Instrument Interface, 1st Edition), the standard for which the IICC was initially founded as a global nonprofit, organization, dedicated to creating and encouraging the…

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