Medical terminology can sometimes feel like a foreign language, even to those working in healthcare. Different providers, systems, and records use varied codes and phrases to document patient care – think ICD-10, CPT, and SNOMED-CT. This complex web of terminologies makes it hard to get full pictures of patient health or share information.
But a new milestone from Medicomp offers some hope. We’ve now mapped over 10 million clinical concepts across 10+ terminologies into our Quippe Clinical Data Engine. This huge undertaking aligns medical terminology to enhance interoperability.
What does this mapping milestone mean for patients and clinicians? Smoother care coordination across sites from expanded data sharing abilities. More accurate documentation and billing to get proper credit for care delivery. And reducing terminology confusion that could lead to mistakes or misdiagnosis.
Medicomp’s mission focuses on solving healthcare data disconnects through smarter terminology links. These improved mappings directly enable better patient outcomes by making information more accessible for providers.
The Quippe Clinical Data Engine acts like a translator, taking varied terminologies and coding them into a consistent clinical interface. This normalized data can then power key initiatives from value-based payments to clinical quality reporting. And, looking forward to emerging healthcare technologies, these mappings can also be used to dramatically increase accuracy of coding and structured clinical documentation using artificial intelligence and natural language processing solutions.
Consistent data exchange has long hampered healthcare’s technology capabilities. Incompatible systems lead to incomplete records, reporting headaches, and fragmented care. Medicomp’s expanded mapping library brings us steps closer to seamless data integration.
Patients deserve care teams that can easily collaborate and communicate to provide the best treatment. Updated terminology mapping helps break down data barriers by creating common languages everyone can understand. This means doctors and nurses can focus on delivering coordinated, high-value care rather than decoding codes.
Although strides have been made, interoperability remains a lofty goal — but thoughtful data structure brings it closer to reality. Patients shouldn’t have to repeat their full health histories at each new provider just because records don’t sync properly. Nor should they have to decipher clinical jargon to make sense of their own care.
Medicomp’s meaningful milestone for medical terminology mapping gives real hope that safe, personalized treatment guided by a full understanding of each patient can become the norm. When care teams and individuals speak the same language, medicine works better.