Pulse is Apelon's quarterly newsletter which provides information on terminology and data interoperability. Pulse is our response to requests for updates on Apelon's projects and products.

In each issue of Pulse we describe how various organizations are approaching their terminology challenges in the Consultants' Corner section. The Product Forum section of the newsletter provides information and updates regarding Apelon products.


Yet another terminology server

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Will this tool get past beta?

Our friends at West Coast Informatics recently announced their foray into the increasingy crowded landscape of entry-level terminology servers.


FHIR Connectathon in Paris

Because Terminology Matters

Apelon is looking forward to participating in the FHIR Connectathon to be held in conjunction with the upcoming HL7 Working Group Meeting in Paris.


Congratulations Betsy Humphreys!

Written by // John Carter

Acting Director at NLM

Apelon congratulates Betsy Humphreys on her appointment as Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine.


Terminology Services in the Philippines

Written by // John Carter

Making a difference

Terminology Services in the Philippines

We're just back from attending the third AeHIN General Meeting and spending several days working with the terminology team from the Philippine Department of Health and PhilHealth, their national insurance company.


Is Gestational Diabetes Diabetes?

Managing value sets in ICD-10-CM and SNOMED CT

Is "Gestational Diabetes" a kind of "Diabetes"? Two coding systems, two answers.


ICD-10-CM: Too many or not enough?

Written by // John Carter

PCP vs Specialist use of ICD-9-CM codes

A recent study published in American Family Physician says that primary care physicians (PCPs) use more ICD-9-CM codes than specialists.


Apelon and Instem Partner for Patient Focused Support

Written by // Jack Bowie Saturday, March 29, 2014

Apelon and Instem Extend Partnership for Patient Focused Clinical Decision Support

Instem Solutions Deployed to Help Manage Electronic Medical Data

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, and Apelon, an international provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced a further partnership to deploy advanced technology for patient-focused clinical decision support.


Apelon and Clinical Architecture Partner

Written by // John Carter Thursday, February 20, 2014

Apelon and Clinical Architecture Partner to Evolve and Enhance Healthcare Terminology Management; Introduce Interoperability Sentinel

Apelon and Clinical Architecture have partnered to evolve and enhance healthcare terminology management by offering their unique and complimentary products and services together. Now the most powerful terminology tools and the most experienced terminology consultants are available with Clinical Architecture’s Symedical® and Apelon’s professional services. The companies are working together to deliver the best product / service mix to meet the unique needs of each client, including the introduction of Interoperability Sentinel, a new managed interoperability platform.


DTS 4 Production Release, Now Available

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Apelon is very pleased to announce general availability of Version 4.0 of the Distributed Terminology System (DTS). For over fifteen years, DTS has been the industry's leading vocabulary server supporting the creation, maintenance and deployment of healthcare terminologies. Recently made available as an open source project, DTS is a comprehensive solution for the deployment of standardized terminologies, with local enhancements, into distributed application environments. DTS creates a platform for robust data standardization and interoperability for EHRs, HIEs, and decision support systems by establishing a single common resource for an organization's terminology assets. Being open source, DTS also provides significant cost, integration and adoption advantages compared to proprietary solutions.


DTS 4.0 Beta 2 Release, Now Available

Thursday, October 10, 2013

DTS 4 Beta 2 is now available. This release is primarily a bug fix release that corrects a number of errors identified in Beta 1. Subset functionality specifically is much more stable.

New Features:

  • Preference Module – In the standard layout, this Module is available as the Preferences item in the Options menu. Sub-items are:

Exchanging Standards-Based Laboratory Data in the Era of Coordinated Care

Written by // John Carter Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As the Affordable Care Act goes into full swing this week, it's clearer than ever that we must find new ways to coordinate care. One important step in that direction is the ability to exchange accurate clinical information. Health information exchange lowers costs and can reduce hospital admissions (see this article for the evidence: http://bit.ly/18ym1tz).


DTS 4.0 Beta 1 Release, Now Available

Saturday, August 10, 2013

We are all very excited about the release of a full-functionality build of DTS Version 4. The feedback from our early adopters has been very positive, validating the extensive effort to create a next-generation vision for DTS. While development on Version 4 will continue, to correct outstanding bugs and complete documentation, we do not expect any major functional changes.


Apelon and Maestrodev Expand Terminology Partnership at DoD

Written by // Jack Bowie Thursday, August 01, 2013

Joint Solution Will Improve Clinical Data Interoperability

Apelon, a provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, and MaestroDev, a DevOps Orchestration platform, today announced an expansion of their partnership to assist in the data sharing and data modeling efforts underway between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense.


Apelon Assists MiHIN Standardize Public Health Reporting

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Apelon Assists MiHIN Standardize Public Health Reporting

Solution Links Local Lab Data to Standards-Based Terminology

Public health reporting is moving towards standardized, automated reporting for integration, and analysis of health information. In order to merge and analyze health data, codes for laboratory terms must be normalized to a standard that can be automatically and easily exchanged between disparate systems.


DTS 4.0 Alpha 3 Release, Now Available

Friday, May 10, 2013

We’re very pleased to announce availability of the DTS 4.0 Alpha 3 release. The Alpha 3 release is the final Alpha release of DTS Version 4. The next release will be a full functionality Beta release available this summer. New features in Alpha 3 include enhanced DTS Subsets, Namespace Root specification, and Namespace and Subset Publishing.

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