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Why crosswalking will grow in importance in healthcare

HealthEC Media Coverage

May 31, 2017

Crosswalking is a computer science task that enables seamless data connection between systems. HealthEC's Sita Kapoor, CIO and Chief Architect, discusses the role of crosswalking in the automatic mapping of equivalent, identical or similar information (overlaid with standardized definitions) in pairing data with codes, which is the heart of health IT data conversion projects. In using a crosswalk strategy, organizations can master the management of clinical and financial data across several large domains, making the information holistic, scalable and useful. With good data, there is no limit to what can be accomplished to promote positive health outcomes.

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Excerpt from Health Data Management: HIT Think