ExitCare Selects Health Language to Assign ICD-10 and LOINC Codes to Patient Education Content

Partnership expansion enables ExitCare customers to provide patients with targeted educational materials according to ICD-10 standards

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Language, Inc. (HLI), the global leader in healthcare terminology management, announced an expansion of its relationship with ExitCare, LLC, an enterprise-wide solution for patient education.

Since 2007, HLI has been responsible for applying and updating both ICD-9 diagnosis and CPT procedure codes to ExitCare’s extensive library of more than 4,000 patient education documents. ExitCare recently chose HLI to complete the process of assigning ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes to its respective documents. Additionally, HLI will map LOINC codes to ExitLabs®, a library containing content to support more than 300 common lab tests.

This initiative will provide the highest level of reliability and readiness required for ExitCare customers to leverage patient education content, particularly when ICD-10 conversion and compliance is required in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Initial mapping for both ICD-10 and LOINC coding is expected to be complete by May 2012.

Not only will HLI and ExitCare work together to complete this process, but ExitCare will continue to rely on HLI to update and maintain the tagging structure that exists for such standard medical taxonomies. “Partnering with HLI to standardize the quality and granularity of information delivered to our customers is a critical part of enhancing the provider/patient relationship,” said Roger Jacobi, president of ExitCare.

“We are pleased to facilitate this process through our advanced Language Engine and clinical domain knowledge expertise, a process that demands proficient aggregation of information to support ExitCare’s world-class patient education content,” said George Schwend, CEO and president of HLI.

About ExitCare

Founded in 1996, ExitCare, LLC is the most trusted, integrated, enterprise-wide solution for patient education and currently serves more than 1,500 healthcare facilities across the United States. With development of over 4,000 healthcare topics organized by relevant diagnosis and sourced with medication information, this system is intuitively designed and authored for all care settings, multiple languages and various health literacy levels to maximize workflow efficiency and increase patient comprehension. For more information, visit www.ExitCare.com or call 800.694.6669.

About Health Language, Inc.

Denver-based Health Language, Inc. (HLI) develops and delivers state-of-the-art software solutions that automatically incorporate medical vocabulary and coding standards into healthcare information technology applications. HLI’s Language Engine (LE) allows centralized access to medical terminology standards and generates mappings to create a common pool of standardized codes and concepts that enhance patient safety, facilitate clinical outcomes analysis and accelerate reimbursement. It also provides standards for modeling, storing, updating and distributing information consistently for interoperability between hospitals, regions and countries. For more information, visit www.healthlanguage.com or call 720.940.2900.



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