Global Technology Resources Inc. and the Defense Department have enlisted the help of Wolters Kluwer Health“™s health language business to enhance the Armed Forces Clinical Database“™s documentation and workflow.
According to a Wolters Kluwer statement, health language“™s medical terminology management software and services will be deployed to help provide more robust population analytics and business intelligence reporting for DoD.
“GTRI is thrilled to utilize our portfolio of prime federal contracts and work with health language to deliver its language engine solution to address the needs of the Armed Forces Clinical Database,” said Barb Beckner, director of federal programs at GTRI.
Health language will assist GTRI on its US Navy Communications and Network contract.
The business will also provide GTRI with data standardization tools for the DoD’s existing data warehousing projects through its language engine that will normalize and automatically map disparate data across the Armed Forces Clinical Database.
The Health Language provider friendly terminology will also enable healthcare providers in the armed forces to utilize everyday terms, abbreviations and nomenclatures to input and search patient information.
Through this partnership, DoD will be able to map seamlessly between ICD-9, SNOMED CT, ICD-10. LOINC(R), HCPCS, and other codes; guide physicians within the Armed Forces to specific, billable codes within ICD-10; and search for problem lists and diagnoses using familiar clinical expressions.
Work has already begun on the Armed Forces Clinical Database project, according to the announcement.