FORTITECH helps you with best International Standards into your current applications, clinical systems, healthcare applications and electronic health record systems more effective at improving health care. We can further extend the functionality of data quality into Healthcare Analytics, Planning and Costing with our pre-defined KPI.
Healthcare organizations worldwide use Standards to seamlessly integrate information across clinical and administrative processes. Support with international products for global and national standards is one reason for this success. Our Supported standards includes Medical Codings SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-10 / ICD-10-AM / ICD-10-CM, CPT and UNSPSC.
Combining more then one coding terminologies in your application can definitely hold complementary strength. These recommendations illustrate an optimal way to use them together in the electronic health record. Medical/health records form an essential part of a patient’s present and future health care. As a written collection of information about a patient’s health and treatment, they are used essentially for the present and continuing care of the patient. In addition, medical records are used in the management and planning of health care facilities and services, for medical research and the production of health care statistics.
Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals write up medical/health records so that previous medical information is available when the patient returns to the health care facility. The Medical/health record must therefore be available. This is the job of the medical record worker. If a medical record cannot be located, the patient may suffer because information, which could be vital for their continuing care, is not available. If the medical/health record cannot be produced when needed for patient care, the medical record system is not working properly and confidence in the overall work of the medical/health record service is affected.
SNOMED CT itself is only a part of the solution to addressing the requirements for effective electronic clinical records. A terminology on its own 'does nothing'. To benefit from a terminology, it must be implemented and used as part of an application. The design of the software application in which it is used, and the objectives and motivation of its users, are key factors in determining success.
SNOMED CT is useful for clinical documentation, as it supports the representation of detailed clinical information, in a way that can be processed automatically. Realization of the capability of SNOMED CT to support clinical information and meaning based retrieval requires careful consideration of the actual setting, in terms of scope of use, record structure, data entry, data retrieval and communication.
SNOMED CT supports the development of comprehensive high-quality clinical content in health records. It provides a standardized way to represent clinical phrases captured by the clinician and enables automatic interpretation of these. SNOMED CT is a clinically validated, semantically rich, controlled vocabulary that facilitates evolutionary growth in expressivity to meet emerging requirements.
Logical Observation Identifiers, Names, and Codes (LOINC) is a standard that facilitates the exchange and pooling of results, such as laboratory tests or vital signs, for clinical care, outcomes management, and research. LOINC is considered a universal coding system, enabling health care organizations to map (or link) their local codes to LOINC codes for transmission in clinical messages to payers, regulators, and other health care organizations.
LOINC provides a standard way of identifying observations using approximately 41,000 observation terms. Nearly 31,000 of these terms are used for laboratory testing. LOINC codes allow you to merge clinical results from multiple sources into a single database, allowing results to be automatically sent to the appropriate place and improving patient care and clinical research.
ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases. ICD-10 codes provide more detailed information for measuring healthcare service quality, safety and efficacy. Because better data will be provided via the ICD-10 code set, it has the potential to improve the following:
• Value-based reimbursement
• Outcome measurements
• Clinical, financial and administrative performance measurement
• The design of payment systems and claims processing
• Reporting on new medical technology
• Improving reimbursement systems
• Care and disease process management
• ICD-10-CM is the diagnosis code set that will replace ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2.
• ICD-10-PCS is the code set of hospital inpatient procedures that will replace ICD-9-CM Volume 3
The adoption of the ICD-10 code set also allows for more accurate payment for new procedures, fewer rejected claims, fewer fraudulent claims, a better understanding of new procedures and improved disease management. Also provides better information for identifying diagnosis trends, public health needs, epidemic outbreaks, and bioterrorism events. The more precise codes also have the potential benefit for fewer rejected claims, improved benchmarking data,
improved quality and care management, and improved public health reporting.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a medical code set that is used to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services to entities such as physicians, health insurance companies and accreditation organizations. CPT codes are used in conjunction with ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM numerical diagnostic coding during the electronic medical billing process.
There are three types of CPT codes: Category 1 (Procedures and contemporary medical practices), Category 2 (Clinical Laboratory Services) and Category 3 (Emerging technologies, services and procedures).
United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) is an open, global, multi-sector standard for efficient, accurate classification of products and services. UNSPSC is an efficient, accurate and flexible classification system for achieving company-wide visibility of spend analysis, as well as, enabling procurement to deliver on cost-effectiveness demands and allowing full exploitation of electronic commerce capabilities. Encompassing a five level hierarchical classification codeset, UNSPSC enables expenditure analysis at grouping levels relevant to your needs. You can drill down or up to the codeset to see more or less detail as is necessary for business analysis. Moreover UNSPSC a global reference taxonomy or classification framework for all products and services. As such, it is designed to address the multiple needs of diverse groups involved in the buying, selling, analysis and regulation of goods and services worldwide. In this sense, it can serve many purposes:
• Company-wide visibility of spend analysis
• Cost-effective procurement optimization
• Full exploitation of electronic commerce capabilities
• Searching tool for finding products and services
• Analysis tool for analyzing spend, sales or market share
• Communications tool for automating procurement
• Organizing tool for creating catalogs, dictionaries and schemas
• Standardizing tool for ensuring consistent naming and coding conventions
• Master framework for eCommerce content management within and between companies
• Bridge and central intersection connecting players in the global marketplace
When the UNSPSC is inserted in various electronic trade documents and media such as product catalogs, web sites, purchase orders, and invoices used throughout the supply chain, sellers, buyers, procurement specialists, and other users can perform analysis and make decisions in time-critical ways that would not be possible without using the UNSPSC. By embedding UNSPSC classification standards into your management systems - purchase orders, invoices, electronic documents, product catalogues, websites – all parties throughout the extended supply chain benefit.
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With our expert team and our professional services we can help you with:
• Order these Standards, Get Licenses
• Implement and Apply these Standards in your Applications
• Migrate, Map Concepts from your existing organizational data
• SNOMED CT to ICD10-CM AM vice versa
• LOINC Implementation
• CPT SNOMED ICD LOINC Implemenation
• Apply UNSPSC in your Supply Chain Management or Inventory System
• Complete End-to-End Support
• Project Onsite, Offshore Professional Services
• Project Management and Quality Assurance
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