Health Language Selected by Department of Defense to Augment Data Warehousing Projects

Kluwer Health
, a leading global provider of information for
healthcare professionals and students, announced today that
Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI)
and the United
States Department of Defense (DoD)
have selected Health
to enhance documentation and
workflow within the Armed Forces Clinical Database. Health Language
medical terminology management software and services will enable the DoD
to leverage greater granularity and trending for more robust population
analytics and business intelligence reporting.

Health Language will support GTRI on its US Navy Communications and
Network contract, providing data standardization tools for the DoD’s
existing data warehousing projects. Its Language Engine will normalize
disparate data across the Armed Forces Clinical Database by
automatically mapping it to standard terminologies, such as SNOMED CT®
and ICD-10. Additionally, the Health Language Provider Friendly
Terminology (PFT) allows clinicians in the Armed Forces to use everyday
terms, abbreviations and nomenclatures to input and search patient
information, limiting burden on providers.

“GTRI is thrilled to utilize our portfolio of prime federal contracts
and work with Health Language to deliver its valuable Language Engine
solution to address the needs of the Armed Forces Clinical Database,”
said Barb Beckner, Director of Federal Programs at GTRI. “Health
Language’s reputation for delivering innovative tools and content with
exemplary service was a key factor in being awarded the contract. We are
especially proud to continue our support of the Department of Defense

GTRI selected Health Language due to its comprehensive terminology
management and refined expertise in data standardization. As a result of
this partnership, the DoD will be able to:

  • Map seamlessly between ICD-9, SNOMED CT, ICD-10. LOINC®,
    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

“We are pleased to be working with the Department of Defense and
delivering powerful tools and content to help the Armed Forces Clinical
Database create proper maps between disparate code sets,” said Marc
Horowitz, Senior Vice President, Health Language, Wolters Kluwer Health,
Clinical Solutions. “Our agreement with the Department of Defense
demonstrates the benefits our innovative solutions bring to
organizations looking to solve complex medical terminology management
issues. We are also proud of our partnership with GTRI, another
Denver-based company, and look forward to more opportunities in the
future due to the strong relationships it has forged with the United
States government.”

Work has already begun on the Armed Forces Clinical Database project,
and the contract has been awarded on an ongoing basis.

About Health Language
provides leading healthcare terminology
management solutions and professional services that normalize all data
within a healthcare organization into standardized code sets such as
ICD-10, SNOMED CT® and LOINC®. By establishing a
data infrastructure in which disparate information is fully integrated,
the advanced Language Engine (LE) and supporting tools enable healthcare
providers and payers worldwide to simplify the management and analysis
of critical patient, financial and operational information. This, backed
by a team of HIM experts that support the integration process, helps
hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations to overcome
industry challenges such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and health
information exchange.

Health Language is part of Wolters
Kluwer Health
, a leading global provider of information, business
intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters
, a market-leading global information services company with
2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).

About GTRI
With Relentless
, GTRI is focused on becoming the premier solutions
integrator enabling federal
to meet or exceed their diverse business requirements. GTRI
is a network-centric solutions provider for infrastructure, network
services, and professional consulting services, and delivers globally
innovative enterprise and operational solutions through collaborative
federal agency partnerships to enhance their ability to serve, protect
and defend. For more information go to www.gtri.com.

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