Kaiser Permanente Donates Convergent Medical Terminology

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kaiser Permanente is donating its Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) for open access to help facilitate the nation’s transition from paper-based medical records to Electronic Health Records (EHR). CMT was designed by clinicians to facilitate the use of EHRs by clinicians and patients. Kaiser Permanente has the world’s largest private sector electronic health record.

A media briefing will be held on Wednesday, September 29, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will also be available by webinar.


Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Phil Fasano, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

John H. Cochran, MD, Executive Director, The Permanente Federation

David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for HIT

Martin Severs, Chair, International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation

WHAT: Media briefing on Kaiser Permanente’s donation
WHERE: HHS headquarters
200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
Room 325A
WHEN: 11 a.m. EDT
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
WEBINAR: Briefing will also be available via webinar:
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-669-3239
Access code: 668 083 819
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HHS Press Office
Kaiser Permanente Press Office

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