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Mapping from ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM to SNOMED CT® for Meaningful Use Compliance

Achieving Meaningful Use (MU) with certified electronic health record (EHR) technology remains a top priority for healthcare organizations that want to qualify for federal incentive payments and avoid penalties for noncompliance. In order for disparate organizations to seamlessly exchange data, EHRs and other IT systems must first be able to communicate using common terminologies.

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification: A Guide for EHR Product Managers

The federal government’s Meaningful Use program aims to boost the adoption of electronic health records, providing financial incentives to healthcare providers who adhere to the program’s standards. To qualify for those payments, healthcare providers must deploy “certified” EHR technology, yet the task of creating such a product is complex.

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Meaningful Use and Terminology Compliance

Healthcare IT vendors are under increasing pressure to implement solutions that address complex vocabulary requirements in the Meaningful Use criteria. Health Language® is uniquely positioned to deliver advanced terminology management tools that help vendors manage, update, and distribute content sets and mappings to their clients.

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Terminology Requirements for Meaningful Use, Stages 1 through 3

This chart outlines electronic health record (EHR) requirements in the Meaningful Use program that necessitate consideration for healthcare terminologies. Although the Meaningful Use program is near its end, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to strengthen requirements for documenting, standardizing and sharing data within, and amongst, EHRs through other programs such […]

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Meaningful Use Is Not the Finish Line

While earning financial incentives for achieving Meaningful Use is a worthy short-term goal, the increasingly interconnected nature of healthcare is making enterprise terminology management a new and essential part of long-term operations.

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