Pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) Nomenclature Standard allows access, management and storage of patient laboratory orders and results across the continuum of care through a jurisdictional Laboratory Information System.
Laboratory results are a critical factor in clinical decision making. Many patients’ complete tests are located in different health care locations. When online sharing of test information is limited, tests results are often duplicated when a patient then visits different health care providers. This lack of available laboratory test information limits timely clinical decision making.
Pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database
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