From clinical records to regulatory reporting: Formal terminologies as foundation

Marcelline R. Harris, Alexander P. Ruggieri, Christopher G. Chute

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Achieving goals of healthy people and populations is dependent on available and relevant data for health care decisions. New technologies enable reuse of data for decisions, however it is clear that uniform data standards and in particular standards around terminological data will be required to achieve reuse. Terminological data related to functioning and disability presents unique challenges because of the conceptual ambiguity within the field. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) provides a clarifying conceptual foundation for functioning and disability data, but is not structured as a formal terminology. The need for a concerted and coordinated effort is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-120
Number of pages18
JournalHealth Care Financing Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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