Time and again, we’ve heard CMIOs, CMOs, clinicians, analysts and others express frustrations over their current methods for creating value sets. The struggles can be summed up simply: Institutions don’t always have the dedicated resources required to create and maintain value sets.
In their journey towards value-based care, more and more healthcare organizations need to use value sets to accomplish their institutional goals. However, as the industry moves toward this new model of care, systems struggle to meet the inherent demands of:
- patient cohort identification for population management
- creating automated rules that enhance clinical decision support
- quality measurement for regulatory reporting
A value set is a group of codes used to create a list of patients associated with a specific clinical concept (for example, all patients with Type 2 diabetes in a particular hospital system). However, creating a clinically valid value set with all the right codes is a labor-intensive, manual process. Not only does value set creation require input from clinicians to help accurately define the clinical concept, it also demands creators have the latest knowledge of ever-changing terminologies and requires constant updates to each value set’s rules.
Health care organizations traditionally do not have full time resources dedicated to this effort. Hence overburdened clinicians and analysts need to fit this work into their already busy schedules. Furthermore clinicians, who are trained to provide patient care, typically spend significant time contributing to value set creation by providing clinical input and validation. All this causes a drain on the hospital resources.
It can also lead to errors and inconsistencies. Value sets that are improperly created and maintained will generate inaccurate patient cohorts, which negatively impacts care management and quality measures, ultimately harming both outcomes and revenue.
IMO Precision Sets, IMO’s value sets solution, has been designed to address these critical issues. Watch a webinar on value sets to hear from IMO Senior Product Manager Reeti Chauhan and Clinical Terminologist Julie Glasgow, MD to learn more.
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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