Semantic terminology management for healthcare organizations
Unlock the single source of truth for data integrity
Accommodate clinical expression by enabling the cross-mapping of all major healthcare vocabularies, including diagnostic, lab, and procedure codes.Rhapsody Semantic is a combined terminology management solution, authoring tool, and FHIR terminology service. It is one application and one source of truth that handles everything from metadata to content management, as well as all phases from development to review to publication, in consistent and proven workflows. It features code lookups, advanced algorithmic, electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets, condition subsets, and custom subsets. Talk to an expert
Assemble & manage more complete & accurate patient information
Overcome interoperability challenges, clinical presentation requirements, and resolve fractured, non-standard data issues.
Normalize data across disparate systems
Normalize, standardize, and map to recognized standards, such as United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI).
Create a single source of truth
Semantic provides the single source of truth for standard (and local) content to reference for normalization.
Choose a deployment path that’s best for your environment
Easily integrate Semantic into your existing applications or use it as a stand-alone terminology management solution.
Payers and health plans
Healthcare organizations are required to submit claims data in a standard code system format, typically CPT for procedures. However, some organizations develop code using proprietary or custom codes as allowed by the electronic medical record. To ensure codes are standardized to CPT for submission, the local codes are mapped to the CPT codes in Semantic. Advanced algorithmic mapping provides the most likely match (with scoring) based on organizational criteria.
Health Information Exchanges
Semantic has assisted multiple HIEs in creating query-based sensitive code lists that include HIV, STDs, genetic testing, behavioral health, and sexual health. The subsets can be updated quickly as standard content is updated. The subsets can be referenced in clinical applications to apply specific “break the glass” or similar rules.
Cancer research organizations
Cancer research organizations use extensions, mapping, and subsets to properly identify and categorize cancer types, staging, and medications. The research organization receives data from disparate systems which is first normalized. If the codes are local, the CRO applies mapping to standards (auto-mapping). They have also created extensions with specific properties for CRO identification and analytics purposes.
Online pharmacies can use subsets to group medications, allergies, and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. In addition, they may use Semantic to create specific subsets for use in dropdowns for patient-facing pharmacy solutions. Creating and updating subsets is quick and easy using the property expression in the query.
Power person-to-person interoperability while supporting freedom of expression that is unconstrained by data location or format
Normalize, standardize, and map to recognized USCDI standards.
Use the Algorithmic Mapping feature to map local codes to a recognized standard.
Ensure older versions of standard coding are normalized to the latest version. Easily map older ICD-9 codes to ICD-10, and to ICD-11 when you’re ready.
Sensitive data filtering
Meet 42 CFR Part 2 requirements and/or region-, state-, or organizational-specific filtering needs.
An intuitive user interface supports data stewardship workflows.
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Customers explain how Rhapsody Semantic enables terminology management for semantic interoperability.
“Terminology is complicated, but your solution doesn’t have to be. Rhapsody Semantic simplifies our customers’ terminology management so they can focus on what is important to them – patients.”
President & CEO at J2 Interactive
“Rhapsody is a key trusted partner of Manifest MedEx (MX) in our work of delivering health data for more than 25 million Californians. . . . Semantic has grown with MX and supported our needs as they have evolved over our long relationship. “
former Chief Technology Officer at Manifest MedEx
“Rhapsody Semantic helps to solve interoperability issues by turning disparate clinical terminology across a vast number of records into structured formats that can be easily processed by IT systems. DNV is proud to team up with Rhapsody to rapidly scale this technology in the market.”
Managing Director, Digital Health, DNV
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