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SNOMED and LOINC team up ahead of ICD-10

from EHR Intelligence

It may not be an Avengers-style box office hit, but it's big news for HIM professionals: Competing clinical coding systems SNOMED and LOINC are putting aside their differences and teaming up to improve the clinical quality and relevance of both systems, according to a news release provided by the Regenstrief Institute Inc. and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization, the two not-for-profit organizations in charge of maintaining the code sets. The 10-year agreement will help reduce duplicated efforts, align future projects, and link the two terminologies to make it easier for physicians to exchange health data within EHRs. more

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