Health Language® Provider Friendly Terminology (PFT) can now be used with Epic’s EHR technology for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its Health Language ® Provider Friendly Terminology (PFT) can now be used with Epic’s EHR technology for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations.
PFT makes it easier for clinicians to record problems and diagnoses by providing a comprehensive library of commonly-used synonyms with mappings to SNOMED CT, ICD-9 and ICD-10.
Clients using PFT within Epic can create problem lists using familiar clinical terms such as “afib,” “ank fx,” or “elevated BP”. The content has the potential to increase clinician satisfaction by reducing the time spent searching for problems and diagnoses. The mappings in PFT also ensure that the associated ICD-9 and, soon, ICD-10 billing codes are captured.
“Clinician time is at a premium in today’s healthcare climate, and EHR vendors are delivering tools that promote increased productivity by streamlining documentation improvement to support the big picture of enhanced quality and lower costs,” said Marc Horowitz, Vice President of Global Business Development, Health Language, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased to work with Epic to support these documentation improvement and efficiency initiatives.”
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language ®, Lexicomp ®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medknow, Ovid ®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation ® Medical and UpToDate ®.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.