A collaboration with KBS Terminology LOINC, National Cancer Institute (NCI), FDA, advance a “master data/terminology dictionary standard” based on the foundation layer. This project will be managed using the HL7 project balloting process.
This project/collaboration was discussed with Regenstrief;s CIO who is development a strategic plan for LOINC. The new standard "Master Term Dictionary Format" will promote a standard, reusable layer for terminology that can be endorsed by HL7 and LOINC and may be reused . There is activity relating to LOINC that we need to track including meeting schedule.
The first step is to get a project scope statement (PSS) approved by the Vocabulary work .
KBS Terminology is tasked with writing a first draft of the PSS before we seek input from Regenstrief.
NCI and FDA support is desired and would provide opportunity to make a real impact