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.

Dec15

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.

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.

Dec26

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.

Oct10

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:
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).

Aug10

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.

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.

Aug01

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.

May10

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.

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.

Jan10

DTS 4.0 Alpha 2 Release, Now Available

Thursday, January 10, 2013

We’re very pleased to announce availability of the DTS 4.0 Alpha 2 release. Alpha 2 adds a number of new features to Alpha 1, most significantly implementing Metadata additions. User-definable Metadata (implemented as Property Types and Properties) can now be added to Namespaces, Versions, and Authorities (Subset Metadata will be included in Alpha 3).

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.

Nov05

Stuart Nelson, MD, FACMI, Joining Apelon

Written by // Jack Bowie Monday, November 05, 2012

Stuart Nelson, MD, FACMI, Joining Apelon

Internationally-recognized scientist will augment Apelon consulting resources heavily involved in informatics research and development

Apelon, Inc., a longstanding provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that Dr. Stuart Nelson has joined the company as Chief Innovation Officer.

Oct10

Apelon Executive Elected To IHTSDO Technical Committee

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Apelon Executive Elected To IHTSDO Technical Committee

Apelon is pleased to announce that Caroline L. Macumber, Apelon Vice President, has been elected as the IHTSDO Affiliate Forum Representative to the IHTSDO Technical Committeefor 2013-14. 

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