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April 23, 2012  3:12 PM

How medical diagnostic codes may cloud clinical data analytics

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AMA, clinical data analytics, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, SNOMED CT

The ongoing push for more descriptive medical diagnostic codes -- the alphabet soup that is SNOMED CT, LOINC and, in the United States at least, ICD-10 -- is motivated in part by a desire to improve data analytics for a host of clinical, billing and administrative purposes. However, there can be...

August 22, 2011  12:22 PM

Quality reporting standards nearly set for stage 2

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Health IT Standards Committee, LOINC, quality measure reporting, RxNorm, SNOMED CT

The Health IT Standards Committee is prepared to recommend a set of so-called vocabulary standards for the quality reporting measures required for demonstrating the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to

March 17, 2010  2:03 PM

SNOMED: Privately owned public standard

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

In researching a story about how U.S. health care providers will be comingling the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) insurance billing codes with the SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms) databases in time for...

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