Lab SIG - Interoperability
Charter: ACCESS Health Digital together with development sector partners and provider industry associations had convened the pan-India Provider Working Group [PWG] and published the PWG report in Q1 of 2021 (http://www.openbodhik.in/2021/04/provider-working-group-final-report.html). The Diagnostic Working Group was one of the 3 main Working Groups under PWG. The Diagnostic Working Group consultations clearly revealed that approaches to Laboratory Data Interoperability can be the first step in creating an open-source standards-based digital health assets for seeding India’s National Digital Health Ecosystem (NDHE). As a follow through on the Diagnostic Working Group proceedings referred above, Laboratory Special Interest Group (SIG) was constituted as a subset of the PWG’s Diagnostic Working Group, to continue work on the Laboratory Data Interoperability.
Interim Report: This is an interim report on the significant progress made by the Lab SIG. The report explores Standardizing the LOINC at Lab Information Management Systems [LIMS] level versus Standardizing the LOINC at the Lab Analyser output level. The interim report clearly proves the Hypothesis that Standardizing the LOINC at the Lab Analyser output level is more amenable to adoption and change management. However more research continues to map the LOINC and the output of most used Lab Analysers in the market.