Earlier this year, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new rules for the 21st Century Cures Act that require health systems to increase their interoperability efforts and facilitate greater EHR integration. Smart strategies for the collection and organization of this data will be critical for success – without them, providers may be overwhelmed, not helped, by the sheer volume of new data.
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.
Increased interoperability – specifically, the sharing of electronic health data between systems – can be an enormous help for clinicians. But as new federal rules are put into action, clinicians may soon be facing too much of a good thing. Download our latest white paper for more on the coming “data tsunami.”
Listen to IMO nurse informaticist, David Bocanegra and product manager Alex Dawson as they explore the obstacles to effective surgical scheduling and how organizations can optimize their processes for greater success.
In order for health information systems to become more valuable to providers, they must evolve to transform and package data in a way that serves the clinician at the point of care, for the problem they’re trying to solve.
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.
IMO’s Chief Medical Officer, Andrew Kanter, MD, MPH explores how technology can help healthcare systems to optimize performance, while combatting physician burnout and re-engaging clinicians for success.
Leveraging health information technology (HIT) to improve the physician experience is key to achieving the Quadruple Aim. IMO’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrew Kanter, discusses this important objective in his latest white paper.
As Health Information Technology (HIT) continues to permeate the daily practice of medicine, providers have expressed frustration with its negative impact on their lives. This webinar discusses the current challenges posed by HIT while exploring a possible paradigm for success. Tracing the origin of the issue back to the inception of the EHR—a tool created for capturing and storing information–not improving clinical care. Listen to IMO’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrew Kanter discuss how organizations can help vendors and clinicians reimagine their EHR framework in order to leverage its full potential as a powerful communication medium between the provider, the patient and the care team as a whole.
For more on this topic, click here for Dr. Kanter’s article on clinician burnout.
Last week’s post explored the EHR’s potential utility as a multifaceted tool encompassing the needs of the provider, the patient, the billing department, the research team — the list goes on. Part 2 of this blog series examines the role terminology may play going forward. Click here for Part 1 of this blog series.
For providers (and patients), EHRs can be a frequent cause of frustration. Explore what drives the dissatisfaction and how we might move toward a more user-friendly future in Part 1 of this 2-part blog series.