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Managing Value Sets: The Building Blocks for Your Analytics Initiatives

Enterprise-wide management of code groups, also known as value sets, will be a requirement for organizations that embrace forward-thinking initiatives such as Accountable Care, Health Information Exchange, and Population Health and Analytics. Download this webinar to learn about the key challenges with managing code groups within today’s healthcare environment. Discuss the benefits of centralizing access, […]

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WEDI: Overcoming Challenges to Clinical Information Exchange through Terminology Management

Success with accountable care demands that payers and providers work collaboratively towards common goals. Forward momentum of health information exchange is a critical component, but as payers look beyond claims data to leverage clinical data from providers, they face significant challenges to semantic interoperability. Because the healthcare industry lacks a universal terminology standard, inevitable conflicts […]

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ICD-10: Lessons learned and tips to refine your ICD-10 program

Are you experiencing challenges with documenting in ICD-10?  You are not alone.  Our staff of clinical and coding experts has compiled a list of common issues and questions with documenting in ICD-10. In this webinar, Health Language experts will discuss common challenges with coding in ICD-10, and offer tips on how to refine your ICD-10 documentation […]

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Achieving Advanced Interoperability and Analytics: The Importance of Data Quality and Governance

As federal regulatory initiatives continue to encourage information-sharing capabilities inside and outside a healthcare organization, the C-level is increasingly finding that an Enterprise Terminology Management strategy is critical to success.

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Data Normalization: The Foundation of Forward-Thinking Initiatives

Terminology is core to everything in healthcare. Unfortunately, the explosive growth in healthcare IT has resulted in patient data being scattered across an array of rapidly proliferating IT systems—each with their own way of representing clinical terms, creating an environment of data locked in silos. This terminology barrier must be overcome if we are to recognize the national […]

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Merging Claims and Clinical Data: CPT to LOINC Maps

Increasingly, payers are relying on laboratory data to support quality and reporting initiatives, analytics, and population health strategies. Maps between lab orders and lab results can assist health plans to identify and close gaps between claims from providers and lab results received from a variety of sources including hospitals, national lab providers, and HL7 messages. […]

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Data Normalization: Common Use Cases and Terminology Domain Challenges

The rapid evolution of health IT systems has resulted in significant interoperability problems, which stem from the presence of numerous local and standardized clinical terminologies. A key ingredient for a data normalization solution should include mapping algorithms for labs, drugs, and problems and diagnoses that can translate disparate data to support the needs of data […]

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Understanding the Health Language SNOMED CT® to ICD-10 Maps

THE PROBLEM: SNOMED CT® / ICD-10-CM MAPS.  As specified by Meaningful Use Stage 2, the 2014 edition of EHR certification will require problem list entries to have SNOMED CT® encoding. Further, on October 1, 2014, diagnoses must be encoded in ICD-10-CM for billing. After that time personnel and systems will need to convert problem list […]

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Addressing the Documentation Challenge for Clinicians: Provider Friendly Terminology

To support Meaningful Use, clinicians will need to create SNOMED CT®-encoded problem lists and ensure accurate ICD-9-CM and ICD- 10-CM diagnosis codes. The proper encoding of these problem lists would become a cumbersome endeavor if clinicians had to know the underlying complexity of SNOMED and ICD. Clinicians should consider deploying a Provider Friendly Terminology solution that ensures problems, procedures, and diagnoses […]

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Managing Value Sets: The Building Blocks for Your Analytics Initiatives

Ensuring that patient information is accurately codified is critical to making informed decisions regarding care and utilization management, minimizing re-admissions, and ensuring medical adherence to treatment plans. Code groups, also called value sets, are defined sets of codes that represent clinical concepts derived from one or more standard terminologies such as SNOMED CT®, LOINC®, ICD-10, ICD-9, and RxNorm. For […]

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