Leader in medical terminology offers developers access to widely used CPT code set and resources
CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the launch of a new developer program to help creators of health technology and services easily leverage AMA-published content from Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), the nation’s leading medical terminology for describing and coding health care procedures and services.
The CPT Developer Program is devoted to the needs of developers and facilitates access to the AMA’s expertise, content, resources in medical terminology and coding to those with pioneering ideas at the crucial development stage of innovation.
“As the physician’s powerful ally in patient care, the AMA is driving the future of medicine by promoting a culture of innovation and offers the AMA’s trusted CPT content and resources to help developers create a generation of technology and services that expands the bounds of science, streamlines our health system, and enhances the care of patients,” said Tom Giannulli, M.D., chief medical information officer at AMA’s Integrated Health Model Initiative.
“The CPT Developer Program is more important than ever as innovations in digital health technology and services are expected to seamlessly integrate medical terminology before they emerge onto the market,” said Laurie McGraw, AMA senior vice president of health solutions.
Key features offered at no fee to developers who register for CPT Development Program include:
- CPT Development License
Allows the developer community royalty-free access to CPT content to build and test innovations during the product development stage. The developer license is valid for 12-months with an annual renewal required.
- AMA Intelligent Platform
This central interface allows users to license, access and manage the latest CPT content with modern delivery options including APIs, Web apps and data files.
- Developer Engagement
AMA offers education and information opportunities designed to foster collaboration and co-creation with application developers. Developers receive regular updates on CPT, connect with fellow developers in feedback forums, and attend the AMA’s first developer symposium in Nov. 2022
Front-line physicians, entrepreneurs and developers share a passion about transforming health care. To harness this passion, the AMA offers the following additional resources to inspire innovations that will make the health system work better for everyone:
- Physician Innovation Network, a collaborative online community where entrepreneurs and developers consult with physicians to gain insight into emerging products aimed at improving, reshaping health care.
- Privacy is Good Business: A case for privacy by design in app development, a reference on best practices for data collection and equitable data governance that will help developers integrate privacy-by-design into emerging mobile applications to strengthen patient and physician trust in digital health technology.
- Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation subsidiary of the AMA that cultivates a collaborative approach between health care and technology to build and scale the companies that can transform U.S. healthcare at the system level.
- MATTER, Chicago’s health care technology incubator and the AMA work together to bring entrepreneurs and physicians together to accelerate the development of new technologies, services, and products.
Through its ongoing leadership, the AMA is shaping and supporting digital health innovation and breaking down policy barriers to the adoption of digital health technology. From revitalizing medical practices to ensuring that evidence-based digital health technology helps provide high-quality patient care, the AMA is striving to help physicians navigate and succeed in a continually evolving health care environment.