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Lessons learned in a year like no other

For many companies and the people who power them, 2020 was a challenging year. As we head into 2021 our CEO, Ann Barnes, takes a look back at obstacles we overcame at IMO and important lessons learned.

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Clinical terminology and COVID-19: IMO’s ongoing response to the pandemic

IMO is committed to ensuring providers have the most up-to-date clinical terminology for documenting cases of the novel coronavirus. To help our healthcare partners manage and minimize the spread of COVID-19 – and to give providers sufficient time to align their systems with recent regulatory announcements – our December release contains updated mappings, clinical terminologies, and procedure codes related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Natural language processing and IMO clinical terminology: A pilot study

In October, the Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research published a study that explored how IMO’s terminology – coupled with natural language processing tools – could improve clinical documentation at the point of care and harvest information from the terabytes of data stored in electronic health records. Below, Roger Gildersleeve, MD, Senior Clinical Terminologist at IMO, explains the research, its findings, and future implications.

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Making EPR documentation easier for UK clinicians

The transition to electronic patient records (EPRs) in the United Kingdom is an ongoing process. As organizations strive to incorporate SNOMED CT® into these vital tools, the need for clinical interface terminology is coming into sharper focus.

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The Year of the Nurse: In conversation with David Bocanegra

This year, the World Health Organization is highlighting the important role of nurses in modern healthcare while also honoring the past. As the bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, 2020 is a fitting year to recognize those in the profession by naming this year the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. IMO is joining in – starting by chatting with our own nursing staff members about the intersection between nursing and health information technology.

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Deadline for interoperability compliance delayed

With health systems bracing for an autumn surge in cases of COVID-19, the federal government pushed back the date for health IT companies to comply with interoperability mandates stemming from the 21st Century Cures Act for a second time.

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