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IMO spotlight: Women in STEM

To celebrate National STEM Day, we asked women across the organization to offer insights into their own career paths and advice for those entering the field.

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Side effects of an unhealthy surgical dictionary

Surgical dictionaries are important tools that link clinical documentation to their corresponding administrative codes, which are necessary for billing and regulatory reporting needs. But these standardized codes are not static, which means effective dictionaries require continuous upkeep. And when a surgical dictionary becomes unhealthy – with outdated or inaccurate codes – there are several side effects that can negatively impact organizations.

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Why clinical documentation with granularity matters in a pandemic

Back in May, IMO’s Chief Clinical Officer, Steven Rube, MD, FAMIA, sat down with HIMSS to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted key areas in clinical documentation where the process of recording patient information is not intuitive – and why having greater specificity in clinical notes is critical to making the most of the patient record.

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