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Has your laboratory completed LOINC and SNOMED CT encoding?

LOINC and SNOMED CT Training

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It's no secret that laboratories across the country are finding it challenging to accurately encode test menus with proper LOINC and SNOMED CT codes.  The Lab Interoperability Collaborative (LIC) provides webinar based LOINC and SNOMED CT training programs for hospitals and commercial labs, vendors and other stakeholders in the lab reporting workflow.

LIC training webinars are presented by former College of American Pathologists terminology experts and targeted to assist lab staff to properly encode laboratory test results with the most specific LOINC and SNOMED CT codes available.

For only $249 a participant receives:

  • Monthly LOINC and SNOMED CT webinar training sessions.

  • ELR Best Practices Guide - a 60 page step by step guide to terminology mapping.

  • Post webinar support

  • Access to the LIC Resource Library including instructional videos, templates and best practices.

  • Discussion forums and answers to frequently asked questions, plus more.

Click here to register for access to the LIC website and participation in LIC Training services.

Please contact us at info@LabInteroperabilityCollaborative.org for more details.

Once registered, an invoice will be emailed to the contact listed on the registration form.  That invoice can be paid by check or credit card, and once paid, a confirmation email with logon instructions will be sent.

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Current News

Updated: CMS intends to shorten Meaningful Use reporting period

Dive Brief:

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday announced that it intends to update rules for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2015, with the goal of reducing the reporting burden on providers. 
  • The agency will consider proposals to realign the reporting period with the calendar year to allow hospitals more time to onboard 2014 Edition software; shorten the 2015 reporting period to 90 days; and otherwise modify the program to "reduce complexity and lessen providers' reporting burdens."
  • The new rule is expected this spring and is separate from the forthcoming Stage 3 proposed rule that is expected to be released by early March, according to the agency. 

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Liaison Technologies and Lab Interoperability Collaborative Join to Ease Laboratory Compliance with Public Health Reporting Requirements

The combined solution helps ensure that hospital laboratories receive Meaningful Use incentives by simplifying compliance with public health reporting requirements and other urgent mandates

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Lab Interoperability Collaborative Partners with Association of Public Health Laboratories for Network Services

SAINT PAUL, MN – July 15, 2014 – The Lab Interoperability Collaborative (LIC), a catalyst for population and public health management, selected the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ (APHL) Informatics Messaging Services to provide network services to support the LIC public health reporting services within the United States.  This collaboration allows hospital and commercial laboratories to securely transport electronic laboratory results to public health reporting jurisdictions, allowing them to meet federal and local requirements while supporting all transport protocols.

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Additionally, please review the What's Involved section of the website to learn more about the opportunity and resources available. Please check this website frequently for additional details, registration and connection information.

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HEADLINES

LIC applies for Mission Main Street grant sponsored by Chase and Google. 

LIC will be presenting at the 2014 CSTE Annual Conference 

June 22nd - June 26th at the Nashville Convention Center, TN.

June 22, 2014

LIC will be presenting at the Minnesota e-Health Summit 

June 11th - June 12th at the Double Tree Hotel in St. Louis Park, MN.

June 11, 2014

LIC will be presenting at the Public Health Informatics Conference

April 29th - May 1st at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA.

April 29, 2014

LIC will be attending the Executive War College 2014

April 29th - April 30th at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

April 29, 2014

Letter of support from the CIO and Vice President, College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is pleased to offer this letter of support of the proposal for the second phase of activities by the Lab Interoperability Collaborative (LIC)...

October 25, 2013

Letter of Fact from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Public Health Informatics Program Office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced through a published cooperative agreement that funding was available for the purposes of establishing a Laboratory Interoperability Cooperative (LIC)...

November 08, 2013

Letter of support from the President of the American Hospital Association (AHA)

Dear Health Care Leader & LIC Participant:

I'm writing to thank you, your organization, and the nearly 1,200 others across the country who helped achieve what two years ago seemed a monumental task – achieving Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)...

October 01, 2013

LIC Submits Final Report to CDC for Phase I of Operations

PDF - Submission of reportable laboratory results to Public Health Agencies (PHAs) as defined in the Meaningful Use (MU) final rules.

September 30, 2013

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

PDF - Reports on the Progress in Increasing Electronic Reporting of Laboratory Results to Public Health Agencies.

September 27, 2013