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Health Language and HCL Technologies Partner to Offer ICD-10 Conversion Solution


Health Language Medical Terminology Tools Will be Incorporated into HCL's End-to-End ICD-10 Solution

DENVER, Colorado and SUNNYVALE, California, September 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Health Language, Inc. (HLI) (, the global leader in medical terminology management, and HCL Technologies (, one of the leading global IT services providers, today announced a partnership that will utilize HLI's Language Engine(R) ( as part of HCL's end-to-end ICD-10 conversion solution, which encompasses gap assessment, conversion roadmap, remediation, testing, deployment and training. This combined service offering will enable hospitals and health systems, payors and independent software vendors (ISVs) to meet the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline for conversion of legacy coding systems from ICD-9 to ICD-10, as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

HLI's scalable Language Engine integrates and manages the latest medical terminologies ( within healthcare applications to enable effective and interoperable use of accurate clinical information, administrative codes and consumer friendly terminology. It provides access to current versions of more than 100 clinical and administrative code sets including SNOMED CT, ICD-9 and ICD-10, LOINC, CPT, RxNorm, HCPCS and others, and allows incorporation and mapping of local content to standards.

HCL, which is currently working with hospital systems, payors and healthcare product vendors to facilitate transition to the new standard, will employ the HLI Language Engine in the remediation phase of its complete ICD-10 conversion solution. "We selected HLI as the language engine because Health Language is the world leader in nomenclature, with a decade of vast experience servicing hospitals and payors," said Pradep Nair, Senior Vice President, Healthcare, HCL Technologies. "The synergy of our expertise in service and Health Language's comprehensive medical terminology management tool is a powerful combination. We believe joining forces will facilitate an easier transition to the new ICD-10 nomenclature for the segments of the healthcare marketplace that we mutually serve."

The companies expect the partnership to benefit mutual customers by laying the groundwork for future clinical and administrative technology initiatives that go beyond the government mandate. "We are building a competitive advantage for our customers by enhancing the value of data and lowering the cost of the transaction," continued Nair. "HCL believes in true transformation directed at core processes and HLI shares that vision."

"Health Language is proud to partner with a global leader in IT services to help healthcare entities lower the cost and simplify the ICD-10 conversion across the provider-payor continuum," explained Health Language CEO George Schwend. "Our combined strengths will enhance the value of the data that will enable hospitals, payors and ISVs to run their business more efficiently. We look forward to joining forces to reduce the burden of this critical transition and urge healthcare entities to start the migration process now."

About Health Language

Denver-based Health Language, Inc. (HLI) develops and delivers state-of-the-art software solutions that automatically incorporate medical vocabulary and coding standards into healthcare information technology (HCIT) applications. HLI's Language Engine (LE) allows centralized access to medical terminology standards and generates mappings to create a common pool of standardized codes and concepts that enhance patient safety, facilitate clinical outcomes analysis and accelerate reimbursement. It also provides standards for modeling, storing, updating and distributing information consistently for interoperability between hospitals, regions and countries. For more information, visit or call +1-720-940-2900.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employee First' which empowers our 64,557 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.7 billion (Rs. 12,565 crores), for the year ended as on 30th June 2010. For more information, please visit

About HCL

HCL is a $5.3 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 71,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 29 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading Global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms.

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Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward looking statements, including but not limited to the statements containing the words 'planned', 'expects', 'believes', 'strategy', 'opportunity', 'anticipates', 'hopes' or other similar words. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, Business Process Outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies / entities in which we have made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks, uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There can be no assurance that the forward looking statements made herein will prove to be accurate, and issuance of such forward looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

For details contact: Jodi Amendola Amendola Communications for Health Language +1-480-664-8412, ext. 11 Kirsten Paragona Director of External Communications, HCL +1-857-350-5393 Danielle Millerick BluePoint Marketing for HCL +1-781-861-7800

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