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When all the operating rooms aren’t a stage

When surgical schedulers don’t have the right clinical terminologies built into their EHR workflows, small inefficiencies – like case delays or preference card errors – quickly add up. And they’re not just frustrating in the operating room, they also wreak havoc on optimal financial return.

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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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In My Opinion: Growing as a communicator with Kailee Lara

The fact that the letters IMO don’t just stand for Intelligent Medical Objects isn’t lost on this healthcare data enablement company. Indeed, we believe it’s high time IMO embraced our text-slang status and we’re doing just that with In My Opinion, an Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. The Client Services department’s Kailee Lara takes the July spotlight.

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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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A resource guide for medical problem list problems

Memes, blogs, and webinars – oh my! There are endless opportunities to support clinicians as they tackle the issues that make their medical problem lists problematic. Continue reading for resources to help make your problem list work for you, not against you.

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Add up the value of improving clinical workflows

When your team’s clinical workflows don’t work for them, a cascade of problems can quickly emerge. Whether indirectly – like as a result of clinician health IT burnout – or through direct revenue loss, poorly designed EHR workflows decrease your financial return in countless ways. Not convinced? IMO’s new value calculator is ready to show you otherwise.

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Clinical terminology enables better patient care

Providing patient care – and understanding the resulting clinical data – is no longer a responsibility isolated to the primary provider. Today, medicine is a team effort involving multiple clinicians, immediate family members, and other healthcare professionals. Given this, many ask how the EHR can adapt to act as a communication medium for the modern patient’s care team.

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In My Opinion: Investing in employee success with Dan Tyner

The fact that the letters IMO don’t just stand for Intelligent Medical Objects isn’t lost on this healthcare data enablement company. Indeed, we believe it’s high time IMO embraced our text-slang status and we’re doing just that with In My Opinion, an Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. The Enterprise IT team’s Dan Tyner takes the June spotlight.

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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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International considerations for digital health passes

Creating a certifiable vaccine card for COVID-19 within the US is a complicated process. But taking these passes worldwide presents a whole new set of factors to consider. In part two of our digital health pass series, we take a look at some of the additional struggles behind creating an international certification standard.

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