LOINC issues new terms for healthcare data interoperability

Regenstrief Institute

INDIANAPOLIS — LOINC® from Regenstrief Institute has released its semiannual content update with 400 new terms to help health systems, laboratories and other health organizations exchange data. This release prioritized terms related to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing, clinical care, documentation and reporting.

This release is the first on LOINC’s new release schedule, with updates now being published in August and February. Beginning in February 2022, LOINC will be streamlining the release structure to make it easier for users to access all of the necessary files.

LOINC, which stands for Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, is a universal system to identify laboratory and health observations, facilitating healthcare interoperability. It is used in nearly every country in the world.

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