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Shifting mindsets for population health

In order for health systems to effectively manage health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, both population and individual patient health issues must be addressed. But, that’s often easier said than done. Our eBook explores one approach to tackling this challenge.

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IMO releases new value sets to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts

For much of 2020, the world waited with bated breath for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now, with two vaccines approved for use by the FDA, attention is turning to rollout. Today, IMO is proud to announce the release of new value sets within our IMO Precision Sets suite that will help track and coordinate coronavirus vaccinations.

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Save the dates: 2021 code system updates at-a-glance

In order to stay current, standardized code systems provide routine updates and adjustments. Some are annual, others occur multiple times a year, and then – as the pandemic aptly demonstrated – there is the need for off-cycle additions. It’s a lot to keep up with, but we’re here to help.

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The ‘new black’: Why specificity matters in health IT

There’s no shortage of important initiatives in modern healthcare – improving population health, supporting optimal patient outcomes, normalizing large amounts of data to a common clinical terminology, and maximizing reimbursements are just a few. So, what’s the first step toward success? Find out more below.

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Baby, it’s code outside

At IMO, we’re rounding out the year by laughing at some of the sillier codes we’ve come across in the ICD-10-CM manual. Sharing our favorite holiday-themed funny diagnoses and wishing everyone a happy holiday season.

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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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