Given the rapid spread of COVID-19, the need to accurately document and diagnose new cases of the novel coronavirus is critical to patients, their communities, and the healthcare professionals who serve them. While we wish IMO’s expertise was not needed, this global pandemic is a unique opportunity to support our provider partners around the world in ways that only IMO can.
On January 30, IMO released 15 new descriptors to help clinicians more accurately record diagnoses related to COVID-19. On March 26, as part of our March problem terminology release, that number will increase to 136 terms. In addition, IMO has created IMO Precision COVID-19 Sets, which includes two new value sets aimed at helping providers with workflow and cohort management connected to the coronavirus. IMO Precision COVID-19 Sets will be made available to all customers, completely free of charge, helping them to:
- Leverage health information systems to identify and monitor patients who have documented COVID-19 problems and diagnoses
- Analyze the effectiveness of an institution’s COVID-19 management protocol
As CEO, I am proud of the IMO teams that have collaborated so quickly to meet this unprecedented challenge. Rest assured that we are focused on our employees’ health and safety as they continue do the important work that supports you in your vital missions. We will closely monitor the situation and, as needed, add to COVID-19 resources to help the global health community monitor, manage, and slow the spread of this disease.
For those unfamiliar with IMO Precision Sets, here is the link to a video that explains the solution and how it can be accessed. IMO will further communicate to the market and our customers on March 26 with more details on the complimentary software release.
About Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)
At IMO, we are dedicated to powering care as you intended, through a platform that is intelligent, intuitive, and intentional. Used by more than 4,500 hospitals and 500,000 physicians daily, IMO’s clinical interface terminology (CIT) forms the foundation for healthcare enterprise needs including effective management of EHR problem lists, accurate documentation, and the mapping of over 2.4 million clinician-friendly terms across 24 different code systems.
We offer a portfolio of products that includes terminologies and value sets that are clinically vetted, always current, and maintenance-free. This aligns to provider organizations’ missions, EHR platforms’ inherent power, and the evolving vision of the healthcare industry while ensuring accurate care documentation and administrative codes. So clinicians can get back to being clinicians, health systems can get reimbursed, and patients can more easily engage in their own care. As intended.
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