INDIANAPOLIS – LOINC® from the Regenstrief Institute has published new standardization codes for health data and an updated search app in its semi-annual publication.
This update contains 1,340 new standard terms used to describe test results, observations, and other health information. LOINC, which stands for Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, is a universal protocol that enables the seamless exchange of health records between health systems, laboratories and public health institutions around the world. LOINC has users from almost every country.
Six updated language variants have been added in this version. There are now a total of 16 variants in sales. The database now contains more than 96,200 codes.
In addition, LOINC users can now use the SearchLOINC application. Originally released in December 2020, the new SearchLOINC – now v.2 – is faster and has modern filter functions and an updated user interface. Users can search for LOINC parts, groups, and answer lists in addition to LOINC terms.
Download the LOINC 2.70 version here: https: //
And read the release notes for LOINC 2.70 here: https: //
SPECIAL NOTE: The bi-annual release schedule is postponed to mid-February and mid-August. The first release under this new schedule will be in August 2021.
LOINC was founded at the Regenstrief Institute in 1994 to facilitate interoperability in healthcare. Today, the LOINC coding system contains more than 96,200 terms for everything from a serum alpha-1 antitrypsin level to a zygomatic X-ray report. For each concept, LOINC covers many other rich details such as synonyms, units of measurement and carefully crafted descriptions.
About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in Indianapolis in 1969, Regenstrief Institute is a local, national, and global company committed to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and achieve true health. As a key research partner of Indiana University, Regenstrief and its researchers are responsible for a growing number of important innovations and studies in healthcare. Examples range from the development of global standards for health information technology that enable the use and interoperability of electronic patient records, to improving communication between patient and doctor, to developing care models that inform the practice and improve the lives of patients worldwide.
Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the aim of making healthcare more efficient and accessible to all. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.