RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced the availability of the first comprehensive, cloud-based terminology mapping solution. TermManager, a code set management and collaborative mapping application, cost-effectively supports healthcare data interoperability initiatives by enabling widespread access to national healthcare vocabulary standards including SNOMED CT®, LOINC®, ICD, RxNorm and NDF-RT. Using TermManager, individuals and organizations can map legacy information to required standards for Meaningful Use incentive payments, departmental data consolidation and regional integration. TermManager is today's answer to the mission-critical data interoperability needs of health systems.
Easy to use, TermManager is a virtual application that can be accessed by anyone with a web browser to manage sets of local terms and map them to national data standards. For instance, a lab manager can map local laboratory test names to LOINC concepts, or a medical records specialist can map their problem list to SNOMED CT. No infrastructure purchase is required, and flexible licensing terms are available facilitating widespread adoption and encouraging greater use of mapping for terminology normalization.
"Mapping local terms to national and international standards is a fundamental requirement for healthcare data to be comparable and interoperable," said Stephen Coady, Apelon's President and CEO. "By innovating the distribution model for TermManager, Apelon is further supporting the needs of data standardization and interoperability in Electronic Medical Records systems and Healthcare Information Exchanges. TermManager will enable Accountable Care Organizations, hospitals, laboratories, EMR vendors and decision support companies alike, to standardize and manage their data sets, leading to more accurate and comparable reporting, identification of best proven practices and reduction of practice variation."
TermManager maintains local code sets and the latest versions of industry standard code systems, including Meaningful Use subsets, in a secure infrastructure with around-the-clock access by registered users. Accurate, up-to-date mappings are assured through the use of Apelon's proven TermWorks matching technology, and role-based access control is available with flexible workflow processes for review and approval. An additional product differentiator is the unique capability for users to view map results made by other members of the TermManager community, further enhancing learning and increasing map development efficiency.
For further information about TermManager, visit www.Apelon.com/TermManager
Apelon is an international clinical informatics company focusing on data standardization and interoperability. Apelon software and professional services helps leading healthcare enterprises, life sciences organizations and government agencies improve the quality, comparability and accessibility of their information. Visit www.Apelon.com for additional information.
TermManager is a registered trademark of Apelon, Inc.
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