Wolters Kluwer to Discuss Role of Terminology Management in Successful Population Health Management and Analytics at Annual AHIMA Convention

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 03, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Health Language experts will lead a breakout session titled “A Strategic Approach to Terminology Management Challenges in Population Health and Analytics” at the 87th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit. Stephen Ross, M.D., Medical Informatics Specialist, and Brian Laberge, Director of Client Services Strategy, will discuss the critical role terminology management strategies play in achieving success with population health management (PHM) and data analytics.

Scheduled for September 30 at 11:15 a.m. in Rooms 271-273 of the New Orleans Convention Center, the presentation will highlight the challenges healthcare organizations currently face when laying a foundation for semantic interoperability. Presenters will discuss the need for efficient strategies to address data normalization of clinical terminologies coming from inbound and outbound sources, and attendees will learn the value of enterprise code group management and how to align a broader enterprise terminology management strategy with data analytics and PHM efforts.

Identified as important strategies for healthcare organizations operating within risk-bearing reimbursement arrangements, PHM and data analytics require high-level information sharing capabilities. Because the industry lacks a universal terminology standard, data must be normalized upon intake to support semantic interoperability; otherwise there are inevitable conflicts with management and distribution when clinical information is shared between organizations.

“As the movement to value-based care marches forward, healthcare organizations must deploy infrastructures that will support sophisticated data analytics and effective management of population health,” said David A. Del Toro, President & CEO of Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer. “Terminology management strategies are foundational to this process, and Health Language solutions are on the leading edge of this movement, equipping healthcare organizations with the technology-enabled workflows and capabilities needed to position for success.”

Designed to enable effective clinical information exchange, the Health Language family of products including LEAP Code Group Manager will be featured at AHIMA (Booth #812). Wolters Kluwer’s enterprise terminology management platform provides the software, content, and consulting solutions needed to map, translate, update, and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies on an enterprise scale, enabling the information liquidity required to support such healthcare challenges as Meaningful Use compliance, ICD-10 conversion, population health management, and analytics.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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