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Shifting mindsets for population health

In order for health systems to effectively manage health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, both population and individual patient health issues must be addressed. But, that’s often easier said than done. Our eBook explores one approach to tackling this challenge.

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IMO releases new value sets to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts

For much of 2020, the world waited with bated breath for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now, with two vaccines approved for use by the FDA, attention is turning to rollout. Today, IMO is proud to announce the release of new value sets within our IMO Precision Sets suite that will help track and coordinate coronavirus vaccinations.

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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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Five things to know about the 2021 ICD-10-CM updates

It’s been quite a year for clinical terminology, with the need for new medical coding terms never seeming to stop. Whether clinicians are documenting complexities related to COVID-19 or describing electric scooter mishaps, the latest updates to ICD-10-CM are here to help. Below, we take a look at five interesting changes to the standardized coding system that went into effect on the first of October.

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The struggle to standardize clinical terminology in the UK

In the US, structured clinical terminology is integrated into most electronic health records. However, across the pond there is no standard clinical terminology that is widely being used for documentation. This means clinicians must often go directly to code sets such as ICD-10 or SNOMED®* to document clinical encounters. IMO’s Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Services, Steven Rube, MD, takes a look at the reasons for this difference in the capture of patient data from a clinical informatics perspective.

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The Primary Care First Act and the changing nature of healthcare reimbursement

When we’re sick, many of us see a mix of primary care physicians and specialists – and sometimes just specialists alone. But this practice isn’t always the best use of resources. The Primary Care First Act, explored in IMO’s new insight brief, aims to help change this dynamic by increasing the responsibilities of, and reimbursement rates for, providers in the primary care realm.

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Problem with the Problem List
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The problem with the medical problem list

Organization is everywhere these days, whether it’s targeted at getting your house, your finances, your job, or your life in order. So, it makes sense that there’s a need for organization within the medical field as well. What to tackle first? The medical problem list – an often-disorganized hub with an overwhelming amount of information – is a strong candidate for a revamp.

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