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- Wolters Kluwer, Leading Health Plans to Discuss Critical Role of Terminology Management to Effective HIE at Annual WEDI Conference
- Wolters Kluwer Offers ICD-10 Services from Health Language to Speed Preparations, Readiness for October 2015 Deadline
- New Health Language Solution Enables Accurate and Efficient Capture of Diagnosis Codes throughout the Continuum of Care
HealthData Management: Healthcare Anlaytics Symposium
EPIC User Group Meeting 2015
McKesson InSight 2015 Annual Conference
Health Payer News: The Quest for a Single Source of Terminology Truth
Summary: As federal regulatory initiatives up the ante on information sharing capabilities inside and outside a healthcare organization, the C-Suite is increasingly finding that a comprehensive terminology management strategy is critical.
Lack of a common clinical vocabulary across disparate systems is a primary roadblock to greater collaboration between payers and providers and the greater goals of health information exchange and accountable care.
Like many health systems, Wisconsin-based Dean Health Plan faced the challenge of managing code sets across numerous departments and disparate IT systems, each with their own inherent language and clinical terminology infrastructure. Largely governed by error-prone manual processes and workflows, the organization faced inevitable conflicts regarding terminology intake, management and distribution and lacked a formal process for governance and accountability.
Date: April 17th, 2015
Government Health IT: Intersection of ICD-10 and meaningful use – Clinical documentation improvement
Summary: As hospitals, health systems and payers navigate the new risk-bearing landscape, synergies exist when clinical documentation improvement strategies are expanded to address both meaningful use (MU) SNOMED CT requirements and ICD-10. While the magnitude of the ICD-10 transition itself and the ongoing rumors of additional delays may tempt some organizations to pause in their pursuit of readiness, the bottom line is that advantages to clinical documentation can be realized even before the transition by using SNOMED CT within electronic health records.
Date: January 2nd, 2015
Becker’s Hospital Review: Data Normalization for Semantic Translation
Summary: Why normalizing your clinical and claims data into standard terminologies is critical to supporting forward-thinking initiatives such as big data analytics, population health management and semantic interoperability.
Date: October 27th, 2014
ICD-10 Coding Success: The Devil is in the Details
Summary: ICD-10 is a brave new world. The differences in terminology offer opportunities to broaden the outlook of patient care as well as notable challenges to HIM professionals. These realities are helping health care organizations develop a deeper awareness of what the broader scope of readiness really entails.
Date: September 25, 2014
Advance Healthcare: Enterprise Terminology Management
Summary: Terminology is core to everything in healthcare – from diagnoses to procedures to outcomes, healthcare IT systems represent clinical concepts in coded terminologies or free text. The lack of a common clinical vocabulary across disparate systems is currently a primary roadblock to the national efforts to increase interoperability, transparency and collaboration within our healthcare system.
Date: July 14, 2014