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How the past informs the present: Lessons learned from prior outbreaks

When the medical community encountered the Zika virus outbreak in 2015, IMO was ready to help with new terminology to document the disease. We learned some lessons in that situation – ones that are helping guide our response to the current novel coronavirus pandemic. IMO VP of Global Clinical Services, Steven Rube, MD, explains our past and current responses to these crises, and talks about how what we learned in 2015 is informing our efforts now.

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Clinical terminology in a time of uncertainty

In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, updates to COVID-19 coding guidelines, terms, and names are important for patient care, but challenging to manage. IMO’s clinical, product, and coding experts break down how COVID-19 terms have been developed and explain how IMO can help providers by taking terminology concerns off of their plates.

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How the past informs the present: Lessons learned from prior outbreaks

When the medical community encountered the Zika virus outbreak in 2015, IMO was ready to help with new terminology to document the disease. We learned some lessons in that situation – ones that are helping guide our response to the current novel coronavirus pandemic. IMO VP of Global Clinical Services, Steven Rube, MD, explains our past and current responses to these crises, and talks about how what we learned in 2015 is informing our efforts now.

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Clinical terminology in a time of uncertainty

In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, updates to COVID-19 coding guidelines, terms, and names are important for patient care, but challenging to manage. IMO’s clinical, product, and coding experts break down how COVID-19 terms have been developed and explain how IMO can help providers by taking terminology concerns off of their plates.

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Get the most out of your EHR investment

Clinicians often encounter technological hurdles when working to deliver better patient care. As users strive to manage and synthesize patient and population data, EHRs offer obvious advantages as a powerful technology when optimized to meet doctors’ needs for their patients.

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Baby, it’s code outside

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

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Movember men’s health tips

With the holidays around the corner, it’s a perfect time to do some quick health assessments so you can start off the new year strong. IMO’s Eric Rose, MD shared a men’s health tip every day in November, and we’ve highlighted our favorites below. Be sure to follow Dr. Rose (@EricRoseIMO) and @IMOSolutions for more!

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Value sets: Supporting the goals of outcomes-based care

Wondering how you can prosper in an outcomes-based care environment? Struggling to create accurate patient cohorts for accreditation and quality reporting? Value sets can help, but tend to be overwhelming for institutions to create and maintain. Explore how IMO can support your organization’s efforts in this blog post and webinar.

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Addressing the growing concern over vaping illnesses

Vaping deaths are a growing cause for concern across the country, and IMO is taking note. Learn more about how we’re helping clinicians provide care as they intended. Vice President of Product Management, Craig Knier, writes about our response to the crisis below.

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Diving deep into the 2020 ICD-10-CM updates

Health care systems around the country have spent the past month adjusting to the new annual updates to the ICD-10-CM. Our expert in terminology mapping and codes, June Bronnert RHIA, CCS, CCS-P weighs in on the context behind the code changes in the first of a series of articles about the 2020 revisions.

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