Jul15

Event: Join Apelon for the IHTSDO Business Meeting/ SNOMED CT Expo

Sunday, October 23, 2016 through Friday, October 28, 2016

IHSTDO Business Meeting / SNOMED CT Expo

Wellington, New Zealand

Join Apelon for the IHTSDO Business Meeting/ SNOMED CT Expo

SNOMED CT Expo 2016 offers an opportunity to network with government officials, health IT professionals, practitioners, researchers, vendors from around the world and showcase the latest health IT achievements. A program of lectures and educational sessions will enable the participants to learn about the language of health IT and its recent developments.

Feb22

Apelon DTS Update

Written by // John Carter Monday, February 22, 2016

Version 4.4 adds new features, performance improvements

Apelon DTS Update

Have you see the latest from DTS, Apelon’s open source terminology server? Version 4.4 is out (register and download at http://apelondts.org), and there are a lot of new features over the past couple of releases. 

Jan27

See you at HIMSS 2016, Las Vegas, February 29-March 4

Written by // John Carter Wednesday, January 27, 2016

See you at HIMSS 2016, Las Vegas, February 29-March 4

HIMSS 2016 is upon us, February 29 to March 4, in fabulous Las Vegas! We hope you'll stop by the Apelon booth (#2265) and say hello. We'll be showing off the new DTS version 4.4, which features a completely integrated HL7(r) FHIR(r) toolkit, enhanced value set tools for quality measure and clinical decision support developers, the new Content Download Portal app, and performance enhancements throughout the application. If you haven't seen DTS in a while, you'll be amazed at the latest features.

Sep02

Health Level 7 Letter to the US Senate

Written by // John Carter Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Interoperable Electronic Health Records

Health Level 7 Letter to the US Senate

Yesterday, Health Level 7 sent a letter to the US Senate HELP Committee, which is thinking about interoperable electronic health records.

Aug31

July 2015 SNOMED CT and SNOMED-CPT Mappings for DTS 3.5

Subscription Customer Download Files Available Now

The latest edition of SNOMED CT and the SNOMED-CPT Mappings are available for Apelon Content Subscription customers who are still using DTS 3.5.2. 

Aug28

See you at HIMSS AsiaPac

Singapore, September 6-10, 2015

Will you be attending the HIMSS AsiaPac and Digital Health Week meetings in Singapore next month? We will... so let's meet up... Drop us a line at sales@apelon.com. See you in Singapore!

May27

Better Data For Better Mapping

Written by // John Carter Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Clean data makes for better mappings

Most departmental and enterprise electronic medical records operate with local, homegrown vocabularies, but as deadlines for exchanging information between healthcare providers grow closer, standardizing and mapping  local data sets using national standard terminologies becomes increasingly important, and taking steps to "clean up" local data will improve the quality and efficiency of the terminology mapping.

Mar29

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.

Feb20

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.

Sep10

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).

Aug01

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.

Feb10

How Do You HIE?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's no longer if, or even when...

A recent Frost & Sullivan market analysis indicated U.S. healthcare providers will "significantly ratchet up their participation" in health information exchanges (HIE) over the coming months. Health information exchange is a key aspect to achieving outcome-driven accountable care; it is being persuasively propelled by the increasing requirements in the Meaningful Use Stage 2 guidelines and will undoubtedly have a major impact on the positive transformation of healthcare in the U.S.

Dec11

Apelon Partners to Improve Healthcare

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Apelon and Maestrodev partner to improve healthcare terminologies at VHA

Joint solution will improve clinical data interoperability

Apelon, a provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, and MaestroDev, a provider of DevOps Orchestration and software infrastructure automation, today announced they are working together to assist the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve healthcare data sharing and analysis.

Mar27

Apelon Provides Guidance to Create More Effective Healthcare Data Mapping

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Widespread Access to Healthcare Vocabulary Standards Helps Improve Care, But Process can be More Complex than Perceived

Executives From Leading Terminology Vendor Apelon To Provide Guidance For Creating More Effective Healthcare Data Mapping At Upcoming Interconnected Health Conference

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that senior vice president Jack Bowie and vice president John Carter will speak with administrators, clinicians, systems architects, health informaticists, and software developers at the InterConnected Health Conference, April 2-4, in Chicago. The goal of the presentation is to help attendees identify the potential “harms” of data mapping if not approached carefully, and to provide guidance and best practices to effectively define, develop and deploy healthcare data maps.

Mar05

ICD-10-CM Delay... Prolonging the Distraction

Written by // John Carter Monday, March 05, 2012

On February 16, 2012, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced an unspecified delay in the U.S. implementation of ICD-10. Reaction to that announcement has ranged from self-satisfied to frustrated. We should ask ourselves what all the fuss is about, and reconsider our priorities.

My company specializes in helping its clients achieve semantic interoperability, with a special focus on terminologies. A few years ago, we considered what to do about the ICD-10 problem. Customers were asking about it, some of our competitors were marketing 9-to-10 transition services, and a host of new companies and products were springing up to help with the transition.