No matter whether you are a hospital, EHR vendor or a payer – the future lies in the integration of healthcare data. Enterprise terminology management is critical for interoperability, analytics, data warehousing, accountable care-related projects as well as population health.
Bringing data together from disparate sources – will inevitably create terminology challenges.
To be able to run efficient analytics, population health and have interoperability – you will need clean and standardized data to provide better care for the patients.
As we integrate more and more IT systems in our healthcare network, there is a demand for a central terminology management. Not only to normalize terminology, but also to ensure all systems are running on the same version of the content at the same time.
The HealthTerm® Enterprise Terminology system consists of 3 things:
• HealthTerm® is pre-loaded with standardized code systems, mappings
between code systems and subsets
2. Software for terminology management and distribution
• High performance import/update as well as REST/SOAP API’s for integration
3. Terminology Management Tooling
• Tools for maintenance of e.g. local code systems, mappings, translations and
• A single source of truth for all of your subsets, mappings and code sets from
the various standards organizations
• A possibility of creating local modifications of your mappings, synonyms and
• A cognitive mapping algorithm to optimize the crosswalks between your code
• Customized workflows to review/approve your mappings and subsets
• An enterprise integration through SOAP/REST API’s
• NO need for 3rd party licenses
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Orion HealthTM and CareComTM’s HealthTerm provides enhanced terminology management and data normalization. Orion Health will use HealthTerm’s unique ability to produce normalized data, required in effective exchange of clinical information, from disparate sources of information. Orion Health uses information from a variety of sources to create a single electronic patient health record accessible by payers and providers to support patient care. The system must match information across organizations to a normalized standard to facilitate seamless exchange, better clinical understanding and higher accuracy for reporting and analytics services. HealthTerm’s ability to support these processes and manage data at the terminology level will help Orion Health and its Healthier Populations and Integration customers to comply with the Meaningful Use program and normalization of local content.
"Smart Open Services for European Patients, epSOS, is a Europe-wide project organized by 27 beneficiaries representing 23 EU member states, including ministries of health, national competence centres and numerous companies. The overarching goal of epSOS is to develop a practical eHealth framework and an Information & Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure that will enable secure access to patient health information, particularly with respect to basic patient summaries and ePrescriptions between different European healthcare systems. One major challenge was to translate all the selected coding systems used in patient summaries and ePrescriptions in order to exchange their contained information across country borders. If a country used other coding systems that the ones selected in the epSOS project they needed to map their national coding systems to the epSOS selected Coding system. But the really big challenge was for all to do it the same way without investing in many different tools for many users. Therefore the epSOS project uses HealthTerm as the 24/7 terminology webserver where all the national translations and mappings are created using the mapping and translation modules. The final results of these endeavours now represents the epSOS Central Reference Terminology Server for all participating countries."