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LIC | A Catalyst for Population and Public Health Management

Hospitals still interested in achieving Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

Participate in LIC Services and facilitate real-time electronic data exchange of reportable lab results with public health agencies.

"Starting down the path in an incremental way is the right approach. While the initial task might seem overwhelming, if you approach it methodically and use the resources that are available, the endpoint isn’t as far away as some might initially think."

Jeff Benning, Senior Vice President at Surescripts and LIC Program Director

The key to successfully implementing ELR and establishing interoperability is breaking down the complex process into a series of manageable building blocks.

With knowledgeable instruction, lab professionals generally can hone their coding skills relatively quickly. More than 1,100 hospitals have already taken advantage of services offered by LIC. Nearly all participants surveyed said they felt confident they could map LOINC to reportable laboratory tests following the training.

The LIC team has created an online education portal with all of the resources available directly to you in a free, easily accessible, always available online format brought to you through the LIC. This includes more than 40 on-demand video segments, a peer forum, information on jurisdictional requirements, connectivity and transport resources and the ability to track progress toward achieving ELR.

"We want the laboratory personnel to feel empowered. They're starting with little to no LOINC experience or training and we want them to feel very comfortable when they finish our education so they can share their skills with their co-workers and help their hospitals achieve their goals for ELR and Meaningful Use."

Andrea Pitkus, PhD, MLS (ASCP), Laboratory Informatics Consultant for College of American Pathologists and LIC Educator

How to Participate

We invite hospitals needing ELR assistance to register for access to the toolsets. Upon registration, we will send your LIC Education Portal access instructions.

Learn more about LIC participant tracking here.


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