Health care data doesn't come in one universal language. Terminology standards, local code usage and IT systems vary from one data source to the next. Unfortunately, this makes an organization's data vulnerable for misinterpretation, and limits it usefulness in electronic health records, data repositories and data warehouses. Data that is not standardized and normalized cannot be fully accessed or trusted for accuracy in clinical decision-making, regulatory reporting, clinical research or business intelligence. Fortunately, 3M can help make sure nothing gets lost in translation.
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