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Provider Friendly Terminology: A Better Problem List Strategy

Posted on 05/17/17 | Comments

How to get ahead with access to primary and secondary terms.

Problem lists are not new to healthcare, yet the industry has historically struggled to accurately capture this critical snapshot of patient problems and visit diagnoses. While EHRs now provide an efficient way to gather problem list data, they don’t address the underlying challenge of clean data capture due to the wide variance in terminologies used across the industry.

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Topics: provider friendly terminology, visit diagnosis, problem lists, primary terms, secondary terms