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Addressing interoperability in healthcare through legislation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life, addressing interoperability in healthcare is critically important. So, we pored over the most recent legislation on the topic – the 21st Century Cures Act – and learned about the new responsibilities payers have in healthcare interoperability. Read a snippet of our summary below.

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Labs 101: A challenge for interoperability in healthcare

Most of us know that interoperability in healthcare is a challenge, but sharing one specific type of healthcare information – clinical laboratory data – is particularly difficult. For more on why this type of clinical documentation can turn into such a headache, check out the blog below.

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Caution ahead: The ongoing challenge of vaccinating the most vulnerable

For unvaccinated individuals – who make up over half the country – a return to normal may be one of the most unsafe times of the pandemic. What’s more, it’s challenging to know who exactly is at the highest risk for getting the virus or being hospitalized once ill. That’s why value sets continue to be an important tool in the fight against COVID-19.

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Interoperability in healthcare: The role of HIEs

Health information exchanges (HIEs) are key players in the goal of streamlining initiatives for interoperability in healthcare. But as the number of sources of patient data grows, standardizing information often requires the help of a normalization solution.

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Preference cards 101: The key to maximizing OR utilization

If you’ve ever had surgery – even a minor procedure – you’re likely familiar with many of the moving parts that make the operation run smoothly. But you may not know how preference cards guide the successful setup of your surgical procedure. We explain the basics of how these cards help ensure the best OR utilization below.

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Making the medical problem list problem-oriented

Optimizing EHR workflows can save clinicians plenty of time and frustration. Read on for a closer look at how to improve medical problem list management with tools that make it easy to organize information and filter for the most important material first.

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Data complexity and its impact across the health IT sphere

In a data-driven society, it’s no surprise that the amount of information generated in the healthcare sphere is vast. That’s both good and bad. While a greater volume of material can support more accurate decision-making, it’s only as valuable as it is useful. Our webinar takes a look at three types of organizations working to solve this problem.

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Responding to a global pandemic: A timeline of COVID-19 terminology

As vaccines for COVID-19 become more readily available, the possibility of getting back to life before the pandemic seems closer every day. That said, it’s still been over a year since the virus first appeared, requiring a slew of new terms and codes to describe not only the disease itself, but also adjacent tests, vaccines, and comorbidities. The following infographic shows how the industry and IMO responded to the clinical terminology needs of the past year.

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One shot (in the arm) at a time: Helping the COVID-19 vaccination effort

At IMO, our employees are our greatest asset. So, it’s no surprise to us when we hear about the ways our fellow team members are working to enrich their communities. Marketing team member Jordan Leibovitz is just one of those recent examples. She’s inspiring us all through her work with the volunteer organization Vaccine Buddies, a Naperville-based group of individuals passionate about ensuring technology doesn’t limit access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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