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July 31, 2018

By: Charlie Harp

In the trenches of healthcare, important decisions are made every day. We make..

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Understanding ICD-10-CM - Part III - A Terminology by the Book

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Understanding ICD-10-CM - Part II - What's In A Code?

To understand a terminology it is important to understand its history, coding scheme, content model, the intended use cases and editorial policy.  In my previous..

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Understanding ICD-10-CM - Part I - Origin Story

Lately I have taken some interest in ICD-10-CM.  Be advised that I tend to write these blogs for the clinical engineer or architect, not for the informaticist,..

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The Road to Precision Medicine - Part II - The First Pillar

In the previous post I asserted that to accomplish our objective of creating an application that can serve as a trusted advisor to a provider it must be a true..

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Informatics Lingo: Pre and Post Coordinated Terms

If you spend enough time interacting with clinical applications and terminologies you will hear terminologies described as pre-coordinated or post-coordinated.  What..

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What is the Healthcare Data Dictionary (HDD) and HDDAccess?

Recently the VA and DOD announced that they have licensed 3Ms Healthcare Data Dictionary, or HDD, for open use as 'HDD Access'

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Clinical Terminologies in Healthcare - Part Two

The Terminology Uncertainty Principle

I am a Star Trek fan (not a Trekkie... I don't wear a tunic around the office...if I did it would be gold to signify command.....

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A Primer on the Vocabularies of Meaningful Use - Procedure Vocabularies

Its Just a Simple Procedure... Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set is maintained by the American Medical..
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A Primer on the Vocabularies of Meaningful Use - Problem Vocabularies

What seems to be the Problem?International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

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Problem Lists: The Cacophony of Concatenation

I have spent some time recently looking into terminologies that are used to represent problem lists.  Specifically the terminologies in question are the current de..

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