Data Normalization Foundation for Forward Thinking Initiatives
Terminology is core to everything in healthcare—from procedures to diagnoses, healthcare IT systems (HIT) represent clinical concepts in various coded clinical terminologies. Unfortunately, the explosive growth in HIT has resulted in patient data being scattered across an array of rapidly proliferating IT systems. This terminology barrier must be overcome if we are to recognize the national effort around increased interoperability within our healthcare system.
  • How to harmonize data from disparate sources into standard terminologies.
  • Why normalizing your clinical and claims-based data into standard terminologies is critical in supporting forward-thinking initiatives such as big data analytics, population health management, and semantic interoperability among systems.
  • How to use data normalization as one tool an ACO can use to make that delivery model work and qualify for shared savings.