SearchSearch SupportSupport ContactContact

Category: Interoperability

Blog Post

NLP: Unlocking the potential of unstructured text in healthcare

Hospitals and health systems are sitting on a wealth of patient information that has potential to transform care delivery. Yet analytics infrastructures designed to fuel performance improvement have traditionally overlooked much of that data because it resides in health IT systems as unstructured free text. The industry has made notable inroads with structured patient data […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

Overcoming the Complexity of Customizable Data

EMR and other healthcare software applications must maintain dropdown lists of codes, which are regularly updated by the standard bodies. As a software vendor you need to ensure that you are monitoring for updates, analyzing each update to determine what actually changed, and then incorporating the updates and shipping updated code to all of your […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

New Measures Increase Focus on Semantic Interoperability

National healthcare movements demand an interoperable framework for accurate data exchange across healthcare continuums. As value-based care continues to unfold, the industry at large remains focused on efforts to mature interoperability to support high-level quality initiatives aimed at improving population health and cutting costs. For this reason, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

Meaningful Analytics: Improving Data Integration and Quality by Leveraging the HIE Webinar Recap

Healthcare organizations must achieve mastery of high-quality data and analytics to thrive within value-based care models. Today’s IT professionals are challenged to design systems that improve data exchange with industry stakeholders as well as acquire more complete and accurate patient information for quality measures reporting. Without a strategy in place that addresses each of these […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

What is Semantic Interoperability?

Without semantic interoperability among disparate healthcare IT systems, sharing data in a useful way is impossible. While a doctor knows that dropsy describes the same illness as congestive heart failure, a computer typically can’t make that type of distinction. Semantic interoperability, however, creates a common vocabulary that paves the way for accurate and reliable communication among computers. […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

Terminology Server on FHIR at HL7 Connectathon 13

Two weeks ago Health Language attended the HL7 FHIR Connectathon in Baltimore, Maryland.  An impressive 170 individuals were in attendance with 120 individuals participating in the actual Connectathon. This was a new HL7 Connectathon record! The objective of the event was to achieve the goals pre-established for each of the FHIR technology tracts.  The accomplishments of […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

FHIR: An Evolving Opportunity

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) from Health Level Seven (HL7) is making waves across the healthcare industry. In fact, EHR vendors including Cerner, Epic and Meditech are quickly embracing the next-generation framework for its potential to advance data mobility and interoperability. While still under development, the FHIR framework leverages the latest web standards and applies a […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

RxNorm: Addressing Medication Information Exchange

Part Three of our Terminology Standards series introduced LOINC as the standard of choice for exchangeof laboratory and clinical information. This fourth blog introduces RxNorm as the foundation for accurate exchange of medication and prescription information. Health information exchange is a multifaceted undertaking that encompasses the introduction and adoption of a variety of industry standards […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

LOINC: A Better Path to Laboratory Data Exchange

Part Three of our Terminology Standards series we introduced SNOMED CT as a comprehensive standard for exchanging clinical content in an accurate, meaningful way. In this installment, we explore use of LOINC for exchange of laboratory and clinical information. Value-based care models demand more collaborative care delivery built on the timely sharing of critical patient information, such as labs, vital […]

View Blog Post post link arrow

Blog Post

SNOMED CT: Why it matters to you

In Part One of our Terminology Standards blog series, we introduced the goal of using industry standards to achieve semantic interoperability and promote better information sharing. The second blog tackled coding and billing standards. This third installment describes the importance of SNOMED CT as the foundation for standardizing clinical content in EHRs. By now, most healthcare organizations recognize […]

View Blog Post post link arrow
More Blog Posts