Diane Laberge

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This paper describes Kaiser Permanente's (KP) enterprise-wide medical terminology solution, referred to as our Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT). Initially developed to serve the needs of a regional electronic health record, CMT has evolved into a core KP asset, serving as the common terminology across all applications. CMT serves as the definitive(More)
The deployment of sophisticated software tools and electronic health records offers many new opportunities and challenges to support care delivery. One of the key opportunities is to enhance the quality of care with evidence-based medicine (EBM). One of the key challenges is to embed EBM in tools that directly facilitate the process of documentation and(More)
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