Insight brief

Beyond the basics: Specialized terminologies outside the acute care setting

Precise clinical documentation is essential to quality care and quality data. However, while many are familiar with the role played by common terminologies like ICD-10-CM or SNOMED CT®, the importance of more specialized terminologies is often overlooked.

Specialties like oncology, behavioral health, and dentistry rely on more specific language to accurately capture patient diagnosis and treatment information. Without it, patient records may omit critical data and downstream uses – like billing, analytics, and identifying cohorts for clinical trials – can suffer.

Download our latest insight brief to learn more about terminologies like SNODENT®, ICD-O-3.2, DSM-5-TR, and OMIM – and the value they bring to health IT.

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