From Spotify Wrapped to leftover wrapping paper, 2021 is quickly coming to a close. In the spirit of reflection, we decided to look back on the last year of content here at IMO – including blogs, webinars, eBooks, whitepapers and more. Up next? IMO’s 10 most popular blog posts of 2021.
- Data complexity and its impact across the health IT sphere: The amount of information generated in healthcare is vast, which is both good and bad. While a greater volume of material can support more accurate decision-making, it’s only valuable if it’s consistent and complete. Here we look at three types of organizations working to solve this problem.
- The new normal(ize): A primer on patient data standardization: When patient information comes from a variety of sources, it’s rarely all in the same format or documented using the same clinical terminology. So, what does that mean for those trying to make sense of data? Read the primer to find out.
- 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.
- Exploring the need for patient data normalization: Normalizing – or standardizing – patient data can be complex and expensive, as well as resource and time intensive. Read on for a closer look at why this is the case and how third-party vendors can help.
- 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. And it’s not just the operative note that’s important – precise documentation is needed at all stages of a patient’s surgical care.
- Data normalization: Working toward a common clinical terminology: When it comes to medical coding terms, there’s a lot to keep track of and a lot to keep straight. From CPT® terms, to LOINC and ICD-10-CM codes, it’s hard to overstate the importance of normalization solutions that can unify, clean, and organize clinical terminology.
- Responding to a global pandemic: A timeline of COVID-19 terminology: It’s been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began – 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 some of the clinical terminology needs related to the virus.
- FHIR 101: Solving healthcare’s interoperability problem: CMS is asking payers and providers to adopt FHIR standards to improve interoperability in healthcare. Get up to speed on FHIR with these FAQs.
- IMO, Amazon Web Services collaborate on data led cloud migrations: IMO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are working together to help AWS customers quickly and easily migrate healthcare data to a cloud native environment.
- CPT codes 101: A quick guide to Current Procedural Terminology: Need a brief refresher on the basics of what Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are and how they work? We’ve got you covered. Take a few minutes to brush up on the coding system with our CPT 101 guide.
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