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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
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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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OR utilization
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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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What are you trying to prove? Considerations for creating digital health passes

With tasks like developing vaccines and rolling them out now firmly under our belts, it might seem like we’ve tackled the challenges preventing a return to life before COVID-19. But there’s still plenty to be done as we work to ensure easy verification of an individual’s risk of spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Part one? Getting the right information in the right place.

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The evolving EHR: Workflow improvements for today’s clinician

Electronic health records (EHRs) are critical to the practice of modern medicine. They ease the sharing of patient data; facilitate new healthcare data analytics efforts; and help track public health metrics. But the move to digital records has not been universally embraced. Steven Rube, MD, FAMIA – IMO’s Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Services – talks about EHR workflows from a clinician’s point of view.

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Supporting strong clinical documentation through terminology

If any year could highlight the massive effort it takes to keep clinical terminology updated, 2020 – with its release of several different emergency code updates related to COVID-19 – was it. So, how do we help keep clinical documentation and EHR workflows going? Read more in the blog below.

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In My Opinion: The power of creative minds with Meg Brennan

The fact that the letters IMO don’t just stand for Intelligent Medical Objects isn’t lost on this medical coding company. Indeed, we believe it’s high time IMO embraced our text-slang status and we’re doing just that with In My Opinion, a new Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. The marketing team’s Meg Brennan takes the May spotlight.

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