Health IT Standards Committee endorses SNOMED clinical terms

08/21/2009 | Federal Computer Week

The Health IT Standards Committee gave its support for recommendations to require the use of either the ICD-9 Medical Codes or the new Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine vocabulary to qualify for federal incentives in adopting electronic medical records by 2015. The endorsement comes as the committee polishes the standards of the "meaningful use" of EHRs.

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