Carmel, IN (April 24, 2015) – The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) has selected Clinical Architecture’s Symedical® for global terminology management to enhance its members’ abilities to compare data for the purposes of improving care and services across all children’s hospitals and to support the mission of improving child health. CHA develops solutions and champions public policies that enable hospitals to better serve children. It is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics, driving the improved clinical and operational performance of its member hospitals.
Symedical is a comprehensive software solution that enables healthcare organizations to centrally manage the acquisition, maintenance, normalization and distribution of healthcare terminologies. CHA is using Symedical to map a variety of inbound data domains to both standard and custom terminologies. Symedical’s embedded intelligence and sophisticated algorithms have allowed CHA to achieve auto mapping rates far greater than historical efforts, improving the efficiency and accuracy of the normalization process. The need for custom ETL work has also been eliminated through the use of Symedical’s built-in runtime services that automate the distribution of map results.
The mapping interface provides tools to easily evaluate candidate terms when an exact match is not found and consults other mappings within the domain to ensure consistent results. And, Symedical’s Waypoint module provides a secure interface for member hospitals to interact and provide feedback.
About Children’s Hospital Association
The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is the national voice of more than 200 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. For more information on CHA, visit www.childrenshospitals.org.