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Save the dates: 2021 code system updates at-a-glance

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.

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The ‘new black’: Why specificity matters in health IT

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.

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Making EPR documentation easier for UK clinicians

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.

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A helping hand for health information exchanges

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.

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COVID-19 Data EHR integration
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COVID-19 reporting changes challenge health IT providers

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.

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How COVID-19 is changing health data management
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How COVID-19 is changing health data management

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.

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