Making Sense of Uncoded Data

Sometimes healthcare data has no codings at all, just plain-text descriptions of conditions, medications, etc. The Terminology API helps you find appropriate codings from well-known reference code systems.

For example, you may have a patient record with a condition listed as “Asthma”, without any coding information. You can use the Standardize API to look up potential codes:

{
    "coding": [
        {
            "system": "http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/icd-10-cm",
            "code": "J45",
            "display": "Asthma"
        },
        {
            "system": "http://snomed.info/sct",
            "code": "195967001",
            "display": "Asthma (disorder)"
        }
    ]
}

Leveraging the Terminology API in this way, you can standardize uncoded or free text data.

Operations

The following standardize operations are available:

Operation Reference Code Systems
Condition

Including problems and diagnoses.

  • ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-9-CM-Diagnosis
  • SNOMED
Medication

Including immunizations.

  • RxNorm
  • NDC
  • CVX
Observation

Including labs, radiology, and other observations.

  • LOINC
  • SNOMED
Labs

Including lab observations, panels, and reports
(For mixed data, use Observation operation).

  • LOINC
  • SNOMED
Radiology

Including radiology observations and reports
(For mixed data, use Observation operation).

  • LOINC
  • SNOMED
Procedure

Including services found in claims and clinical data.

  • ICD-10-PCS
  • ICD-9-CM-Procedure
  • HCPCS
  • CDT
  • SNOMED