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A new phase of telehealth

It would be difficult to find an area of healthcare that has not been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The widespread adoption of telehealth services is no exception. Our latest blog and eBook explore this evolving trend.

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Side effects of an unhealthy surgical dictionary

Surgical dictionaries are important tools that link clinical documentation to their corresponding administrative codes, which are necessary for billing and regulatory reporting needs. But these standardized codes are not static, which means effective dictionaries require continuous upkeep. And when a surgical dictionary becomes unhealthy – with outdated or inaccurate codes – there are several side effects that can negatively impact organizations.

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Why clinical documentation with granularity matters in a pandemic

Back in May, IMO’s Chief Clinical Officer, Steven Rube, MD, FAMIA, sat down with HIMSS to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted key areas in clinical documentation where the process of recording patient information is not intuitive – and why having greater specificity in clinical notes is critical to making the most of the patient record.

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The clinical terminology behind the health IT curtain

With over 25 years of clinical terminology curation and governance, IMO is one of health IT’s best kept secrets – but not for much longer. Highlighting just a few of the secondary uses enabled by IMO’s comprehensive terminology is Chief Strategy Officer, Dale Sanders.

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