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The National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced the launch of the Intensional value set definition functionality in the VSAC Authoring Tool. Through the VSAC Authoring user interface, value set authors can algorithmically define value sets with logical rule-based Boolean… Read More »
NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has announced the appointment of Olivier Bodenreider, MD, PhD, as Acting Director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC), effective November 1, 2018. Dr. Bodenreider currently serves as Chief of the Cognitive Science Branch and the Acting Chief of the High-Performance Computing and Communications Branch… Read More »
Registration is available for a new National Library of Medicine five-week interactive webinar series, Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health. Sessions will focus on the roles and products of the NLM related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records (EHRs) systems and clinical research…. Read More »
The National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) has announced a new user interface that displays program releases of value sets on the VSAC homepage. Additionally, the page has a sleek new look and intuitive filters for program-related value sets. All functionality and underlying data remain the same. The new user interface displays… Read More »
MedlinePlus now has lab test information in English and Spanish. From “Albumin Blood Test” to “Yeast Infection Test,” MedlinePlus currently has 50 lab tests listed, with 75 more coming in the next year. Visitors can learn about their laboratory tests, including what the lab test is used for, why their doctor ordered it, how the… Read More »