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.”