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Dec

05

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New Program Release Feature in NLM’s Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

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 »

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

Nov

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Lab Test Information Available in MedlinePlus!

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017

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 »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Electronic Health Records, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources

Sep

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NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

On September 15, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM… Read More »

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

May

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

Posted by on May 8th, 2017

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

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RxNorm Completes the Prescribable Name (PSN) Project

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017

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

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