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Monday, September 26, 2011

Table of Example UCUM Codes for Electronic Messaging Now Available

Good stuff from Regenstrief (as always)!
The LOINC Development Team is very pleased to announce the availability of a new table of example UCUM codes for use in HL7 and other electronic messages:

This is a draft enumeration of The Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM), designed to make it clear what the UCUM syntax would produce for specific unit patterns in electronic communication. This table was compiled by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with content contributions from Intermountain Healthcare and the Regenstrief Institute. You can read more about how this table was developed in the Preface that is also available from the LOINC website.

We hope you find this new resource helpful. As always, we welcome feedback...just send your comments to:
Happing LOINCing!

Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MSc
Assistant Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot for the update. Hoping to get it into Eclipse UOMo UCUM, where visible descriptions may also be localized through the Babel process.

    It may also be of interest and relevance to the newly proposed Java Sensor API scheduled for Java 8 and related standards like Type Annotations (JSR-308) which contain special checkers for units of measurement.

    Do you know, if GE is member of the Java Community Process?