• Reply To: HCG.beta unit with WHO 5th IS
    Wai Kin Cheung, Thank you for your post. We suggest the use of test codes without IS in their name and encourage labs to report that information either as text in the method field of the HL7 message or in a comment when they think it is important. We have found that laboratories are often […]
  • HCG.beta unit with WHO 5th IS
    Dear all memebers, May I raise a discussion on the mapping of Choriogonadotropin.beta subunit [Units/volume] in Serum or Plasma. Currently there are laboratories applying the WHO international standard for the test. And in LOINC, there is a related concept: 20415-6 Choriogonadotropin.beta subunit [Units/volume] in Serum or Plasma by Immunoassay (EIA) 3rd IS Since the WHO […]

Healthcare IT for Health Information Exchanges

Healthcare IT (Information Technology) for Health Information Exchanges

Sustainable Success: State CIOs and Health Information Exchange – While NASCIO has continued to track the role of the State CIO in

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Health Information Exchange (HIE), the recently released issue brief highlights the importance of a sustainable public HIE. State-run HIEs are mainly utilizing two types of usage fees and, in some instances, using a combination of the two. The first model, the transaction fee model, is used when charging for each set of data that is sent or received. The second model, a subscription fee model, allows providers and users to set a predetermined level of data access. The subscription fee can be set at a weekly, monthly or annual rate and may include varying levels of services.


As AHIMA points out, the HIE implementation challenge will be to create a standardized interoperable model that […]