For those readers who are not on the Health IT cutting edge here, I’ll explain this very simply, this is software talking to other software to get correct and detailed data into your electronic medical health record. The technology uses a combination of standards, and we like those in healthcare for sure.
What this does for the physician is to hopefully free the reliance on having to remember a lot of codes in short. This is needed on the diagnosis side and also on the payer side, which is of course where everything happens as if someone is not paying the bill, the other side is delayed. BD
The press release below tells a little bit more and you can see all of those in know with Health IT technology from the government, will be there. BD
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaiser Permanente is donating its Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) for open access to help facilitate the nation’s transition from paper-based medical records to Electronic Health Records (EHR). CMT was designed by clinicians to facilitate the use of EHRs by clinicians and patients. Kaiser Permanente has the world’s largest private sector electronic health record.
A media briefing will be held on Wednesday, September 29, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will also be available by webinar.
Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Phil Fasano, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
John H. Cochran, MD, Executive Director, The Permanente Federation
David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for HIT
Martin Severs, Chair, International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation
Media briefing on Kaiser Permanente’s donation
200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
11 a.m. EDT
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Briefing will also be available via webinar:
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-669-3239
Access code: 668 083 819