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.

Jun28

Improving Antenatal/Prenatal Care in Rwanda

Written by // Jack Bowie Thursday, June 28, 2012

Apelon Selected to Support HIE Initiative in Rwanda as Part of Effort to Improve Antenatal/Prenatal care

Will provide terminology and data interoperability solutions to 
standardize classification of medical information

Apelon, Inc., an international provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced it has been selected to assist the development and implementation of an electronic health enterprise architecture for Rwanda to improve antenatal (prenatal) care in the state.

May09

Apelon Announces Interoperability Services

Written by // Jack Bowie Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Apelon Announces Interoperability Services for Intersystems Infomatics Solutions

Services Support Data Normalization and Semantic Interoperability within HealthShare

Apelon, Inc., an international provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announces that it is working with InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, to provide interoperability services to support the InterSystems HealthShare™ strategic informatics platform.

Apr17

DTS Benefits Researchers at Leading Children's Hospitals

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Apelon's Distributed Terminiology System (DTS) to Benefit Researchers at Leading Children's Hospitals

CHCA Leverages Apelon’s Interoperability Solution To Enable Data Sharing For Pediatric Researchers

Leading children’s hospitals across the United States will soon be able to benefit from shared access to comparable data. Using the open source Distributed Terminology System (DTS) software from Apelon, an informatics company focused on data standardization and interoperability, Overland Park, Kansas-based Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) is enabling researchers to more easily and accurately compare and exchange data with the goal of improving care and outcomes for pediatric patients.

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

Apelon's COM Reviews Terminology

Monday, March 05, 2012

Apelon's COM Reviews Terminology: 2012 & Beyond

For healthcare executives, what are the new buzzwords and terms to know?
 
Every organization that has implemented an electronic clinical system - such as electronic health records (EHRs), clinician order entry, lab or radiology management - has had to implement standardized terminology. That terminology is in use every single day to support structured data entry and summary data reporting. Unfortunately, despite its widespread use and necessity, terminology has not been given much strategic consideration.
 
But that's changing. 
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. 
Feb21

Apelon Introduces Distributed Terminology System 4.0

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Latest Version of Leading Open Source Terminology Management Software Provides Enhanced Interoperability and Integration Capabilities

Apelon, Inc., an international provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, is pleased to announce a major new release (4.0) of its Distributed Terminology System (DTS), the healthcare industry's leading open source terminology management platform. Based on extensive user feedback from deployments around the world, the new release features significant usability enhancements, new methods for tracking terminology changes over time, and greater integration with Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) and Software Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure

Jan17

Apelon Releases an Open Source Terminology Solution

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Apelon Announces Availability of a Completely Open Source Terminology Management Solution

Enhanced DTS Software Now Available for MySQL, Extending Availability of Terminology Server Solution And Delivering Benefits of Open Source Technology to Healthcare Facilities

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that its open source Distributed Terminology System (Open DTS) terminology server now supports the open source MySQL database system. As a result, the healthcare industry now has access to a completely open source solution for the management and deployment of healthcare data standards.

Jan09

Healthcare Terminology

Monday, January 09, 2012

Healthcare Terminology: A Year in Review

Initiatives funded through the Office of the National Coordinator on Health Information Technology (ONC)1 in 2011 have put a bright light on healthcare IT, primarily through the specifications and standards underpinning ONC's stage I and II (and beyond) meaningful use (MU) requirements. 2011 also saw attention on the requirements to migrate from the decades-old ICD-9-CM to ICD-10 (CM and PCS). Both MU and the ICD migration highlight the need for better processes with improved terminology management.

Nov14

Apelon Provides Products and Services to Support Canadian Healthcare Data Standardization

Written by // Jack Bowie Monday, November 14, 2011

Apelon Provides Products and Services to Support Canadian Healthcare Data Standardization

Canada Health Infoway Selects Apelon to Provide Interoperability Tools That Will Assist Deployment of Pan-Canadian Terminology Standard

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) to provide the tools and associated services to support the deployment of SNOMED CT across Canada.

Oct18

Russell Hamm Recieves HL7® International Volunteer of the Year Award

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Apelon's Russell Hamm Recieves HL7® International Volunteer of the Year Award

Recognized for significant contributions to the organization and efforts to achieve more consistent and integrated clinical information

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that Russell Hamm, Informatics Architect, received the W. Edward Hammond, PhD, Volunteer of the Year Award from Health Level Seven (HL7) International. 

Aug10

Apelon Awarded VHA Terminology Development Contract

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Apelon Awarded VHA Terminology Development Contract

Award with the Nation’s Largest Healthcare Provider Underscores Apelon’s Leadership and Experience

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a new multi-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Jan11

Apelon Joins Open Health Tools Community

Written by // Jack Bowie Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Apelon Joins Open Health Tools Community

Effort Promotes Use of Open Source Software in Healthcare Projects

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology management and data interoperability solutions, today announced that it has become a member of Open Health Tools (OHT). With this announcement, Apelon reaffirms its commitment to open source tools and its intention to work with leaders in the open source community to promote these solutions.

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