Apelon can help systems integrators solve terminology and interoperability challenges in even the most complex eHealth projects.
Everyone agrees that data normalization of clinical and administrative terminology is a cornerstone of any large-scale interoperability project. In many cases, however, it’s one of those “soft” activities that gets pushed to the end of the project: it’s easier to hire user interface developers, project managers, and network engineers than it is to hire clinical informaticists and interoperability architects.
It’s no wonder, then, that so many interoperability projects fail to live up to the hype… they’ve built a massive “post office” to share data, but then the data that comes across the wire turns out not to be very useful.
As a subcontractor partner, we’ve been able to help the world’s largest systems integrators bring tangible, early value to their clients by keeping a focus on clinically useful data. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but if you leave the data till last, it certainly will be!
Contact us to learn more about how a little terminology now can go a long way later.