Health Language Selected by Department of Defense to Augment Data Warehousing Projects

  Health Language Selected by Department of Defense to Augment Data
  Warehousing Projects

Global Technology Resources, Inc. Selects Health Language to Support its Armed
                      Forces Clinical Database Contract

HIMSS13 HIMSS13:Wolters Kluwer Health

Business Wire

DENVER -- March 1, 2013

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare
professionals and students, announced today that Global Technology Resources,
Inc. (GTRI) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD) have selected
Health Language^® to enhance documentation and workflow within the Armed
Forces Clinical Database. Health Language medical terminology management
software and services will enable the DoD to leverage greater granularity and
trending for more robust population analytics and business intelligence
reporting.

Health Language will support GTRI on its US Navy Communications and Network
contract, providing data standardization tools for the DoD’s existing data
warehousing projects. Its Language Engine will normalize disparate data across
the Armed Forces Clinical Database by automatically mapping it to standard
terminologies, such as SNOMED CT^® and ICD-10. Additionally, the Health
Language Provider Friendly Terminology (PFT) allows clinicians in the Armed
Forces to use everyday terms, abbreviations and nomenclatures to input and
search patient information, limiting burden on providers.

“GTRI is thrilled to utilize our portfolio of prime federal contracts and work
with Health Language to deliver its valuable Language Engine solution to
address the needs of the Armed Forces Clinical Database,” said Barb Beckner,
Director of Federal Programs at GTRI. “Health Language’s reputation for
delivering innovative tools and content with exemplary service was a key
factor in being awarded the contract. We are especially proud to continue our
support of the Department of Defense team.”

GTRI selected Health Language due to its comprehensive terminology management
and refined expertise in data standardization. As a result of this
partnership, the DoD will be able to:

  *Map seamlessly between ICD-9, SNOMED CT, ICD-10. LOINC^®, HCPCS, and other
    codes;
  *Guide physicians within the Armed Forces to specific, billable codes
    within ICD-10; and
  *Search for problem lists and diagnoses using familiar clinical
    expressions.

“We are pleased to be working with the Department of Defense and delivering
powerful tools and content to help the Armed Forces Clinical Database create
proper maps between disparate code sets,” said Marc Horowitz, Senior Vice
President, Health Language, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “Our
agreement with the Department of Defense demonstrates the benefits our
innovative solutions bring to organizations looking to solve complex medical
terminology management issues. We are also proud of our partnership with GTRI,
another Denver-based company, and look forward to more opportunities in the
future due to the strong relationships it has forged with the United States
government.”

Work has already begun on the Armed Forces Clinical Database project, and the
contract has been awarded on an ongoing basis.

About Health Language
Health Language^® provides leading healthcare terminology management solutions
and professional services that normalize all data within a healthcare
organization into standardized code sets such as ICD-10, SNOMED CT^® and
LOINC^®. By establishing a data infrastructure in which disparate information
is fully integrated, the advanced Language Engine (LE) and supporting tools
enable healthcare providers and payers worldwide to simplify the management
and analysis of critical patient, financial and operational information. This,
backed by a team of HIM experts that support the integration process, helps
hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations to overcome
industry challenges such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and health information
exchange.

Health Language is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of
information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the
healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a
market-leading global information services company with 2012 annual revenues
of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).

About GTRI
With Relentless Commitment, GTRI is focused on becoming the premier solutions
integrator enabling federal agencies to meet or exceed their diverse business
requirements. GTRI is a network-centric solutions provider for infrastructure,
network services, and professional consulting services, and delivers globally
innovative enterprise and operational solutions through collaborative federal
agency partnerships to enhance their ability to serve, protect and defend. For
more information go to www.gtri.com.

Contact:

Media Contact:
Wolters Kluwer Health | Health Language
Brian Vacanti, 720-940-2936
Director of Marketing
brian.vacanti@healthlanguage.com
 
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