PEPID® Now Supports ICD-10 Coding

All EMRs can ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10 with the PEPID Knowledge Base.

Phoenix, AZ, November 25, 2010 --( PEPID, the leading developer of clinical decision-support information and technology, announced today its support of ICD-10 coding within the PEPID Knowledge Base. This support will ensure a smooth transition for EMR and HIT systems looking to become ICD-10 compatible.

“The transition to ICD-10 coding is a huge undertaking for healthcare systems and organizations,” says John Wagner, PEPID President. “We are thrilled to add ICD-10 to our list of supported code sets, as our simple integration tools will greatly ease transition issues and reduce costs for EMR and HIT systems looking to move to ICD-10.”

Electronic medical records (EMR) systems or any other healthcare information system can use PEPID’s leading drug data on the road to ICD-10 compliancy. The PEPID drug database supports and cross references nomenclatures and coding systems — including ICD-9, SNOMED, National Drug Code, First DataBank or Gold Standard and now ICD-10 — allowing systems to use their current naming convention, and return the drug data and alerts needed.

“Our support of the ICD-10 code set allows HIT system developers to use our APIs to programmatically receive drug information without needing to switch nomenclature sub-systems,” says Edward Reynolds, PEPID’s Chief Technology Officer.

National quality measurement initiatives mandate healthcare organizations be compatible with ICD-10 by October 1st, 2013.

PEPID contains the most extensive drug database on the market today, along with thousands of disease profiles and medical conditions, medical and dosing calculators, a drug interactions checker, illustrations, laboratory values and a differential diagnosis generator. All PEPID’s clinical decision support data and tools can be integrated into any healthcare information system, EMR, EHR or EDIS to help meet requirements for meaningful use.

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