Any organization using a vocabulary server or related terminology tool needs content. Whether that content is SNOMED CT®, LOINC®, RxNorm, NDF-RT, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT®, UNII, or many of the other national and international terminology standards, the acquisition, formatting, loading and maintenance of these terminologies can be a major operational burden. To complicate matters even more, every terminology supplier has its own release schedule, its own distribution format, and its own distribution process. It’s no wonder that the use of standardized terminologies has been limited to only sophisticated IT organizations.
For over twenty years, Apelon has worked with nearly every one of these terminology suppliers to develop comprehensive content processes. As part of our DTS and TermWorks product services, our content services group acquires, formats, and distributes over forty different national and international standards to clients around the world. These content experts are available to assist in the preparation and remodeling of client-proprietary data sets for use within DTS and TermWorks (as well as other terminology services tools) and in the design and development of data sets, subsets, etc. to meet specific customer needs.
With a single common data model for content, healthcare and biotech application developers can eliminate the cost and confusion of dealing with different terminology data structures. Application users, on the other hand, can more easily understand and apply the advantages of standardized, structured terminologies. The result is easier to use, more functional applications that cost less to build and maintain.
Some of the key features of our content distribution service include:
Standardized distribution format: easier loading and integration
Full or differential downloads: intelligent updating of new versions and identification of version conflicts
Subscription access to the specific required terminologies: you only get the terminologies you need
No other company than Apelon has the history, breadth of experience, processes and technology to deliver standardized terminology content to the market. Please give us a call to discuss your terminology needs.