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IMO welcomes Dale Sanders as Chief Strategy Officer

Dale Sanders began his relationship with IMO as a client and brings three decades of experience to the company. He will be responsible for IMO’s strategy to develop products that deliver critical data quality improvements and insights to improve patient care.

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Health IT events still adapting to pandemic pause

It’s safe to say that many of us have missed in-person events over the past year – whether they were birthdays, weddings, graduations, or just getting dinner with a friend. But, as Lauren Stockl, IMO’s Manager of Tradeshows and Events, explains, those in the events industry have felt their absence in very different ways.

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Health IT events still adapting to pandemic pause

It’s safe to say that many of us have missed in-person events over the past year – whether they were birthdays, weddings, graduations, or just getting dinner with a friend. But, as Lauren Stockl, IMO’s Manager of Tradeshows and Events, explains, those in the events industry have felt their absence in very different ways.

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In My Opinion: A testament to teamwork with Jim Thompson

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. In the spotlight this month, Jim Thompson, MD.

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Data complexity and its impact across the health IT sphere

In a data-driven society, it’s no surprise that the amount of information generated in the healthcare sphere is vast. That’s both good and bad. While a greater volume of material can support more accurate decision-making, it’s only as valuable as it is useful. Our webinar takes a look at three types of organizations working to solve this problem.

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Purpose-driven data collection in the COVID-19 era

In creating not just one, but multiple, vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in under a year, pharmaceutical researchers and developers achieved a remarkable feat. But there’s still a challenge ahead: distributing and administering the vaccine across the country, while also managing a flood of inoculation data.

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Responding to a global pandemic: A timeline of COVID-19 terminology

As vaccines for COVID-19 become more readily available, the possibility of getting back to life before the pandemic seems closer every day. That said, it’s still been over a year since the virus first appeared, requiring a slew of new terms and codes to describe not only the disease itself, but also adjacent tests, vaccines, and comorbidities. The following infographic shows how the industry and IMO responded to the clinical terminology needs of the past year.

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One shot (in the arm) at a time: Helping the COVID-19 vaccination effort

At IMO, our employees are our greatest asset. So, it’s no surprise to us when we hear about the ways our fellow team members are working to enrich their communities. Marketing team member Jordan Leibovitz is just one of those recent examples. She’s inspiring us all through her work with the volunteer organization Vaccine Buddies, a Naperville-based group of individuals passionate about ensuring technology doesn’t limit access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Enhancing data quality initiatives across the health IT ecosystem

Getting all of your own medical information in one place can be a tough task. Now imagine gathering the data for a whole hospital, or even an entire state. Then, for good measure, throw in the fact that meaningful healthcare data analytics require that all these records be standardized before they can be useful. That’s where a normalization solution with a built-in clinical terminology layer can help.

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In My Opinion: Talking career and company growth with Paula Payne

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. Next up is the Legal and Compliance team’s Paula Payne.

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