CCC System’s (V 2.5 – updated June, 2012) is free empirically developed system consisting of: a) standardized coded Nursing Terminology and b) Information Model designed for documenting the ‘essence of care’ in the electronic health record (EHR) systems. It is a concept-oriented terminology described as follows:
- Free Standardized Nursing Terminology with Coded Concepts structured for the electronic storage, processing, retrieval & analyses of clinical nursing practice data.
- Information Model is also designed for documentation of nursing plans of care (POCs) following six steps of Nursing Process representing Professional Nursing Practice (ANA, 2015).
- Framework electronically links Diagnoses, to Interventions, to Outcomes to each other and to other health-related terminologies: SNOMED CT, LOINC, ICNP, etc.
Features & Characteristics of the CCC System, Version 2.5 include:
- Requires No Licensing Fee
- Consists of Atomic Level-Concepts /Data Elements
- Designed as Open Architecture
- Designed for Use in Electronic Health Record (EHR) & Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Systems.
- Tested & Applicable in ALL Healthcare Settings.
- Conforms to Cimimo’s “Desiderata” Criteria for a Standardized Vocabulary for HITs.
- Mapped (updated) to SNOMED CT, LOINC, & ICNP.
- Free mapping of CCC System to SNOMED CT & LOINC & 3MMM. Visit the contact page to learn how to access these password protected files.
Electronic Healthcare Standards
CCC System also has been formally accepted by the recognized electronic healthcare standards organizations:
- Formally ‘Recognized’ in 1991, reaffirmed in 1998, & 2006 by the ANA as a nursing terminology/classification critical for representing clinical nursing practice in computer-based clinical information systems (CISs).
- Recognized in October 2006 as the 1st Nursing Terminology named by Secretary Leavitt, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), & in 2007 as an interoperable healthcare standard within the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Interoperability Specification for Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs), Bio-surveillance and Consumer Empowerment as presented to the meeting of the American Health Information Community (AHIC), a Federal Advisory Data Standards Organization (SDO) to the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology (ONC).
- Registered as HL7 Languages / Terminologies promoting interoperability
- Integrated in Metathesaurus of Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
- Integrated in and Mapped to SNOMED CT and previously SNOMED RT.
- Integrated the CCC Nursing Diagnoses & Outcomes in Clinical LOINC (Logical Observations, Identifiers, Names, and Codes).
- Indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature).
- Listed in American National Informatics Standards Technical Board (HITSB) of Inventory of Healthcare Standards Library (2000).
- Conforms to criteria for “Integration of a Reference Terminology Model for Nurses (ISO-18104) Standard” approved by International Standards organization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 215 Working Group 3- Concept Representation, in October, 2003 in Oslo, Norway.
- Adapted by ABC Codes for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) selected CCC of Nursing Interventions for billing coded concepts. (Initial version 1996).
- Formed the basis for the original and Mapped to “International Classification of Nursing Practice’ (ICNP) developed by International Council of Nurses (ICN). (1992).
- Partnered (SabaCare Inc.) with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to harmonize the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) & Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System.