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  • Reply To: KUB Related Name
    Hello Renee, Let me try again – you are absolutely correct that the related name KUB should not be associated with all of these AP View x-rays.  Thank you for your report and we are working on a correction for the next release. Best regards, Katy, LOINC Content Developer
  • Reply To: LOINC result value normal range
    Hello.  The LOINC terms are identifiers for the orders and results codes from the local compendium.  The reference range from the performing laboratory should be accompanying the lab value in the OBX portion of the message.  Units of measure should also accompany from the performing laboratory, although you will find example UCUM units on the quantitative terms […]

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 […]