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May

08

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NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 2018 Reporting

Posted by on May 8th, 2017 0 comments

On May 5, 2017, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published the 2017 annual update for the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets for eligible hospitals, eligible… Read More »

Posted in: Data, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources, Search Tools

Apr

03

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RxNorm Completes the Prescribable Name (PSN) Project

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has announced that the April 2017 RxNorm monthly release contains a Prescribable Name (PSN) for all RxNorm normal forms for active human drugs sold in the United States (US) with a few exceptions. Drugs without a PSN include allergenic extracts and certain forms containing three or more ingredients. PSNs are… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Mar

07

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NLM Announces Addition of CDC’s Vaccines Administered Data to RxNorm Terminology

Posted by on March 7th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has announced the addition of CVX (Vaccines Administered) as a new data source to RxNorm. The addition of CVX data to RxNorm helps facilitate the electronic exchange of vaccine information in electronic health records. CVX includes both active and inactive vaccines available in the United States. CVX codes for inactive… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Data, Electronic Health Records, Informatics, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Feb

13

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New NLM Funding Opportunity for “Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients”

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Data, Electronic Health Records, Funding, Health Literacy

May

31

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Enhancement to MedlinePlus Connect Lab Test Responses

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

MedlinePlus Connect is a National Library of Medicine (NLM) service linking patient portals and electronic health record systems to context-relevant information from MedlinePlus. The Connect service returns relevant information for a patient’s specific diagnosis, medication, or lab test. In particular, since 2011 Connect has supported requests for lab test information using LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Electronic Health Records, MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus Connect

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