SNOMED CT

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Apelon and MaestroDev Expand Terminology Partnership for VA & DoD

Press Release | PR Web | August 1, 2013

Joint data sharing and data modeling solution offered by Apelon and MaestroDev will improve clinical data interoperability at the VA & DoD. Read More »

Award Winning Firm J P Systems, Inc. Supports Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to Define COVID-19 Clinical Workflows

Press Release | J P Systems | July 22, 2020

[J P Systems] hit the ground running to serve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by designing and documenting workflows for Veteran COVID-19 patient care. VA's Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office, CIDMO, in collaboration with the Emergency Management Coordination Cell (EMCC) and VHA health practitioners, have developed ten baseline COVID-19 clinical workflows.  These workflows were created to establish a baseline for COVID-19 patient care from patient outreach through discharge and follow-up.

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Health Information Exchange Resist Cures (Part 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | March 23, 2016

The previous section of this paper introduced problems found in HIE by two reports: one from the Office of the National Coordinator and another from experts at the Oregon Health & Science University. Tracing the causes of these problems is necessarily somewhat speculative, but the research helps to confirm impressions I have built up over the years. The ONC noted that developing HIE is very resource intensive, and not yet sustainable. (p. 6) I attribute these problems to the persistence of the old-fashioned, heavyweight model of bureaucratic, geographically limited organizations hooking together clinicians. (If you go to another state, better carry your medical records with you.) Evidence of their continued drag on the field appeared in the report...

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Intersection of ICD-10 And Meaningful Use: Clinical Documentation Improvement

Brian Levy | Government Health IT | January 2, 2015

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...

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Ontologies In Health: Ready For Prime Time? IAO Versus OpenEHR

Thomas Beale | Woland's cat | September 3, 2012

A lot of ontology work has been going on for some years that comes loosely under the BFO and OBO activities, which stand to improve how computing in health is done. BFO is the Basic Formal Ontology, and OBO is the Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies. Read More »

The ICD 10 Extension: For whatever reasons, Congress did the right thing!

Did you hear the one about the CMS administrator who was asked what it would take to delay the 2014 ICD-10 implementation deadline? An act of Congress, he smugly replied, according to unverified reports. Good thing he didn’t say an act of God. So, now that CMS has been overruled by Congress, who wins and who loses? Who’s happy and who’s not?

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