In order to stay current, standardized code systems provide routine updates and adjustments. Some are annual, others occur multiple times a year, and then – as the pandemic aptly demonstrated – there is the need for off-cycle additions. It’s a lot to keep up with, but we’re here to help.
There’s no shortage of important initiatives in modern healthcare – improving population health, supporting optimal patient outcomes, normalizing large amounts of data to a common clinical terminology, and maximizing reimbursements are just a few. So, what’s the first step toward success? Find out more below.
In a year so dominated by the pandemic, it’s hard to imagine that anyone read or thought of anything else – but the data says otherwise. Discover the IMO stories, webinars, and downloads that kept your peers clicking.
Earlier this year, IMO and HIMSS collaborated on a survey about the quality of patient data and how it can be harnessed to better inform clinical and financial decision-making in healthcare. Find out how the results led to some noodling on the nature of inputs and outputs in our latest blog.
The 21st Century Cures Act aims to address a host of critical issues in healthcare, including information blocking, interoperability, and patient access to their health data. While there are obvious benefits to the legislation, there are likely to be significant obstacles to implementation.
The transition to electronic patient records (EPRs) in the United Kingdom is an ongoing process. As organizations strive to incorporate SNOMED CT® into these vital tools, the need for clinical interface terminology is coming into sharper focus.
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone paved the way for a new understanding of Egyptian culture and language. So, what does this have to do with health IT? We’re glad you asked…
With news of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, the American Medical Association announced updates to its Current Procedural Terminology codes. Four new CPT terms for specific coronavirus vaccines were released on Monday in anticipation of a possible FDA vaccine approval.
Since medical records are electronic, it’s easy to think that patient data is naturally compatible and easy to aggregate for analytic purposes. But, that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, many health information exchanges that collect this information struggle to maximize the insights they get from the records. That’s where normalization services can help.
As our health systems continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, clear communication is crucial. Recent changes in reporting regulations from the federal government have led to confusion, which runs the risk of incomplete or inaccurate data collection about the spread and severity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We break down the changes, and subsequent concerns about them, below.
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to grow, so too does the urgent need for health IT solutions, like updated coding and terminology and telehealth services. To learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the health IT space, IMO asked experts throughout the field to share their thoughts in our latest insight brief.
IMO’s latest product, IMO Precision Normalize, will help healthcare providers and the companies that support them to gain more accurate insights with a precise normalization engine that improves clinical, quality, and financial decision-making.