COVID-19

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Agility and COVID-19: IMO’s ongoing pandemic response

Things change rapidly in a pandemic, and all sectors of the medical community are working tirelessly to help manage the spread of the novel coronavirus. With coding systems frequently updating their COVID-19 terms and guidelines, IMO is striving to make sure our clients have the documentation tools they need when they need them with a special off-cycle update to both our terminology and insights offerings.

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How the past informs the present: Lessons learned from prior outbreaks

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.

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Clinical terminology in a time of uncertainty

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.

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IMO to release free COVID-19 terminology content and value sets

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.

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