Health Language Selected by Holy Name Medical Center to Improve Problem and Diagnosis Search


July 7, 2014 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) has selected Health Language® to improve problem and diagnosis searches within its electronic health record (EHR). HNMC will use the Health Language Workflow-Enhancing Search solution to support encoding its problem lists in SNOMED-CT® for Stage 2 Meaningful Use and the transition to ICD-10.


Health Language software, content, and consulting solutions map, translate, update and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies on an enterprise scale — enabling the information liquidity required to support healthcare's toughest challenges, such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10, population health, analytics, ACOs, and semantic interoperability among systems.


"Clinician productivity and satisfaction are key goals for our organization and with the requirements for Meaningful Use and ICD-10 next year, the burden on clinicians is greater than ever to stay productive while also maintaining compliance," said Michael Skvarenina, Chief Information Officer/Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Holy Name Medical Center. "Health Language solutions will enable our clinicians to search using familiar terms they use on a daily basis, automatically mapping these terms to the correct SNOMED code behind the scenes, as well as identifying the appropriate diagnosis code in ICD-9 and ICD-10."


HNMC is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, NJ, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center has more than 900 physicians on its medical staff, and offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. HNMC provides high quality healthcare across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance — from conception through end-of-life.


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