Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that Henry Schein MicroMD, a practice management and electronic medical record (EMR) solution, will be using Health Language Clinical Interface Terminology (CIT) to quickly map over a million medical abbreviations, typos, incomplete terms, and acronyms to standardised terminology. As a result, clinicians using MicroMD can easily search for diagnoses and procedure codes using their own day-to-day jargon with Wolters Kluwer Health Language Provider-Friendly Terminology (PFT).
Health Language PFT is built upon tools that deliver a computer-processable collection of medical terms providing codes, terms, synonyms and definitions used in clinical documentation and reporting, such as ICD-10-CM, ICD-9-CM, and SNOMED CT®. Sophisticated search algorithms convert a clinician’s problem or diagnosis search into a standard, compliant code using a continually updated array of related terms, including synonyms, misspellings, word order variants and partial words. For example, clinicians using MicroMD can search familiar clinical shorthand or jargon such as AFib, A-Fib, atrial fib, or AF and PFT will consistently provide the corresponding ICD or SNOMED CT codes for atrial fibrillation.
For medical practices, PFT can improve clinical documentation, increase clinicians’ satisfaction with their EHR, support clinician productivity and reduce revenue losses associated with inaccurate or incomplete clinical documentation. More information about how Wolters Kluwer Clinical Interface Terminology solutions can help improve medical practice can be found at https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/solutions/health-language/clinical-interface-terminology.Click here to read the original press release.