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Why getting surgical documentation right matters

When it comes to surgery, if something isn’t documented in a patient’s chart it’s as though it didn’t happen. Even the most basic facts of a case must be recorded with the correct clinical terminology in order to ensure high-quality care. And it’s not just the operative note that’s important – excellent documentation is needed at all stages of a patient’s surgical care.

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The challenge of vaccinating the most vulnerable

In December 2020, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine, initiating the largest inoculation effort in US history. But, three months later the rollout has not gone as smoothly as hoped – putting more stress on already overburdened health systems and providers.

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Why getting surgical documentation right matters

When it comes to surgery, if something isn’t documented in a patient’s chart it’s as though it didn’t happen. Even the most basic facts of a case must be recorded with the correct clinical terminology in order to ensure high-quality care. And it’s not just the operative note that’s important – excellent documentation is needed at all stages of a patient’s surgical care.

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The challenge of vaccinating the most vulnerable

In December 2020, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine, initiating the largest inoculation effort in US history. But, three months later the rollout has not gone as smoothly as hoped – putting more stress on already overburdened health systems and providers.

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The new normal(ize): A primer on patient data standardization

You don’t have to work for a medical coding company to know that quality data is important – especially in healthcare. But patient information comes from a variety of sources, and it’s rarely all in the same format, or documented using the same clinical terminology. So, what does this mean? We’re glad you asked.

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In My Opinion: Understanding the clinician’s needs with Brad Naeymi

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 monthly Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. The sales team’s Brad Naeymi takes the February spotlight.

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Cracking the codes: A 101-level guide to healthcare’s major coding systems

While it may have been years (or decades) since many of us were full-time students, that doesn’t mean there’s no place for continuing education – even if it’s just a quick refresher on a key topic or two. When working with medical coding terms, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by an alphabet soup of acronyms or think you need an advanced degree to keep everything straight, but never fear – this medical coding company has got you covered.

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My funny ICD-10-CM valentine

At IMO, our foundation is in terminology, so it’s only natural that we’d be able to bridge the gap between medical coding terms and the language of love. Scroll down for a few ICD-10-CM codes that seem particularly appropriate on February 14th.

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Worth the watch: Advancing women leaders in health IT

With so much national excitement about the first female vice president of the United States, how do we transform enthusiasm into action to promote women leaders in health IT? From STEM education to mentoring and networking, the “COVID effect” on women in the workplace to matters of equity, it’s time to talk openly about these issues to help generate meaningful change across the healthcare industry.

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In My Opinion: Talking clinical terminology with Vidhya Sivakumaran

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 kicking things off with In My Opinion, a monthly Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. We’re thrilled to get started with Vidhya Sivakumaran, PhD. Vidhya over to you.

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HHS proposes overdue changes to HIPAA privacy rule

When access to healthcare services is fragmented – changing depending on plan types, insurance companies, and much more – patient care can suffer. That’s a problem that a new proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services hopes to address.

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