Printer Friendly

ELINCS receives upgrade.

The EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Specification (ELINCS), which is based on HL-7 and which standardizes the coding and formatting of electronic data for transmission between clinical labs and electronic health records (EHRs), has been refined and upgraded based on vendor/tester findings. ELINCS was tested in several clinical settings, including e-MDs, Quest Diagnostics, Laboratory Corporation of American and Cedars-Sinai Medical Foundation, and is part of the 2007 certification criteria being proposed by CCHIT (Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.)

If successfully implemented, ELINCS version 1.1 will enable providers to receive lab results sooner than by traditional methods. The data also will be consistent and searchable in the EHR. Sophia Chang, M.D., director of the Chronic Disease Care Program at the Calif. HealthCare Foundation says a single, defined lab standard is "fundamental to realizing the benefits of the electronic transmission of patient data."
COPYRIGHT 2006 Nelson Publishing
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Briefly
Publication:Health Management Technology
Date:Nov 1, 2006
Words:144
Previous Article:Medicare data available to researchers.
Next Article:Specialists support IT and P4P.


Related Articles
Protameen's Protachem ISL has non-oily characteristics. (Supplier's Corner).
BRIEFLY.
Five groups test lab standards.
Crosslinking agent for silicone rubber.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters