Health Information Technology and Health Data Standards at NLM
NLM provides clinical vocabulary standards and tools that support implementation of Meaningful Use, C-CDA, and other programs.
Research and Research Resources
For decades, the NLM Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) has pioneered research efforts in the areas of natural language processing, clinical vocabulary standards, and semantic interoperability.Research at LHNCBC Recent LHNCBC Publications
NLM partners with ONC, CMS, FDA, VA, and other government agencies to accomplish nationwide goals and activities in the area of Health IT. NLM funds LOINC development to promote greater interoperability of lab test results and patient assessment instruments. NLM is also the US Member Representative to the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, which permits free use of SNOMED CT in the US. In addition, NLM is a voting member of HL7 and collaborates with them to ensure high levels of interoperability during the standards development process.
Education and Training
NLM grants provide training in the areas of biomedical informatics to develop the next generation of big-thinkers in bioinformatics, NLP, and using machines to solve real-world health IT challenges.Biomedical Informatics Course Grants and Fellowships Biomedical Informatics Training Program
Last Reviewed: April 27, 2019