2 projects combined: DeID project (de-identification) and L4CHLAB (LOINC for Swiss Lab) project

Presenter: Christian Lovis, MD, MPH, FACMI Professor of Clinical Informatics, University of Geneva, Head of Medical Information Sciences Division, Geneva University Hospitals


The DeID infrastructure project is a small project that is intended to clarify the problem of document narratives deidentification in medicine. This field has been the subject of extensive work and publications for the last 20 years, with all types of approaches: knowledge-driven, rule-based, statistical and probabilistic.


Providing a proper and interoperable encoding of laboratory analysis is more difficult than it seems. This is one of the reasons why the adoption of LOINC, the usual standard used for most analyses, is so slow. As a first step, the reason slowing the adoption has been analyzed and it has been found that LOINC best describes both pre-analytical and analytical phases. Read the abstract...


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