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

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, March 01, 2013.

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

DENVER, CO (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

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