Region Zeeland & CSC

Region Zeeland has a vision to move towards a more interoperable documentation,with the nursing area is first in line. A nursing problem list and SNOMED CT® procedure code subset was created in HealthTerm, to facilitate the use of SNOMED CT® as the primary coding terminology used in care planning and other summary level clinical documentation.  The use of a common list of SNOMED CT® concepts maximizes data interoperability among the wards and institutions.

Local problem list vocabularies are often expanded to satisfy specific user needs, and institutions are encouraged to map the local additionsto SNOMED CT®.  This local mapping facilitates data interoperability, which is the primary driver in this project.

Since Nursing Problems based on a Subset of SNOMED CT®, does not include all the information likely to be required in an application like Clinical Suite, the next step was to add synonyms that include more clinician-friendly terms.  “The project was a success and an implementation in the rest of the organization right away was a big wish from the nurses.” said LykkeBurmølle Andersen, CSC.  In the US, integrating nursing documentation based on SNOMED CT® problem codes will also meet the mandate of Meaningful Use Stage One.

– Region Zeeland & CSC

HealthTerm

What is HealthTerm?

HealthTerm is a terminology platform, developed by CareCom over the last 15 years for the international healthcare sector.

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How does HealthTerm Work?

HealthTerm handles all tasks related to terminologies, code systems and structured content – from creation of a new code system to translation of international code systems or mappings between local code lists and international standards.

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What makes Heathterm Unique?

HealthTerm is unique in having a full set of tools to create and maintain all types of code systems and at the same time, it has the performance/security to handle the biggest healthcare enterprises on run-time look-up.

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Orion is excited to announce our migration to HealthTerm. The flexibility combined with the high quality control of HealthTerm's tooling is by far the best the market offers today. We offer our customers a complete tooling package with everything from ease of use, maintenance of local code systems and mapping to a huge range of standard code systems based on international process standards with workflow control and process statistics. Additionally the software enables handling multi lingual processing on the fly, patient friendly and clinician friendly terms. Thousands of subset for customers to use in their applications come as standard e.g. for quality measure reporting (CQMs) and detailed support for semantic ontologies.

CHRIS HOBSON
Chief Medical Officer, Orion Health
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