Continuing Education


Free LOINC Training Workshops for Hospital Lab Managers and Directors

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The Laboratory Interoperability Cooperative (LIC) is providing several free 1-day LOINC workshops for hospital staff.

Hospital lab managers and directors, and hospital-based health IT professionals, are encouraged to attend.

The Workshop will cover -
  • Introduction to LOINC: What Is It? How is it Used?
  • Overview of Meaningful Use: Public Health Reporting for Stage 1 and Beyond
  • Guidance regarding the usage of the CDC’s Reportable Condition Mapping Table (RCMT) and/or Regenstrief LOINC Mapping Assistant (RELMA)
  • Guidance on mapping LOINC codes to your local data dictionary (although the actual mapping will be done by you)
  • Available Resources: Toolkit including the LIC ELR LOINC Best Practice Guidelines/Mapping Template

At this session, participants will:

  • Gain important skills to meet the Meaningful Use criteria for Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) to public health agencies
  • Learn how to map LOINC codes to your local data dictionary
  • Obtain access to special online tools, resources and support through LIC participant portal

The Cooperative is comprised of Surescripts, the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The LIC operates under a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Department of Health and Human Services. The group is organized to facilitate the electronic submission of reportable lab results from hospital laboratories to public health agencies.

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[Source: LIC]