Management of Semantics in Structured Laboratory Report
11:30am - 12:30pmWednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
The crucial aspect for health data exchange is the use of common standards not only in structuring and sharing documents but also in semantics. Laboratory data are one of the most widespread typologies of exchanged information. The use of LOINC®--a publicly available standard, globally adopted to identifying laboratory tests--to map local codes allows an easier processability of data. However, the task of mapping can be daunting because it is a complex and resource-demanding process. In Veneto Region we attempt to achieve a high level of interoperability and clinical data sharing, focusing especially on the management of semantics; a solution capable to manage the mapping is utilized in order to permit all the regional laboratories to use LOINC® codes in structured laboratory reports. The standardized results within laboratory reports can be machine-processed to enhance safe and effective clinical care and to improve medical research and statistical population analysis.
Employ standards in data sharing and interoperability
Design a working process to manage semantics mapping activity
Describe the functionalities of a code system to manage semantics