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.
Clinical Interface Terminology
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.
IMO is committed to helping healthcare providers with workflow and cohort management needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we created IMO Precision COVID-19 Sets, available now to IMO customers, completely free of charge.
In medicine, value sets are key to identifying populations of interest. But without knowing who builds them – and how – it can be hard to trust their accuracy. Learn how IMO is taking on value sets – from scope definition, to architecture, to ongoing maintenance.
With the unprecedented global outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, it’s crucial that we all do our part to help. At IMO, that means ensuring clinicians can easily identify and monitor COVID-19 patients using the most up-to-date terms for EHR documentation. IMO’s CEO Ann Barnes describes our new offerings, available free of charge on March 26.
As IMO expands into the insights space – helping providers to extract greater value from EHR data – the importance of our robust clinical interface terminology solutions has come into even sharper focus. Since terminology is the foundation of all that we do, we asked Vidhya Sivakumaran, our Director of Content Delivery, to take us back to the basics and explain how we build medical coding software – and why the process is integral to your EHR experience.
Our new content update adds robust terminology for diagnoses related to the international public health emergency surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, allowing providers to easily and accurately document the disease in affected patients.
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.
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.