Systems Recognize Importance of IMO® Medical Vocabularies for ICD-10 and Meaningful Use 2
Leading Hospital Systems Accelerate Selection of Intelligent Medical Objects® Interface Terminology Service
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Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO), developers of the most-widely used and physician-preferred terminology service for electronic health records (EHR) systems, announced that many of the nation’s leading hospital systems have accelerated the pace of selecting IMO’s interface terminology as their exclusive medical terminology service. More than 2,500 hospitals have now licensed IMO’s market-leading terminology services, including recent adoption by systems such as Catholic Health East (PA), HCA - Hospital Corporation of America (TN), Avera Health (SD), and CHRISTUS Health (TX). These and other systems using IMO’s products represent the largest and most highly-respected healthcare providers in the United States.
IMO’s interface terminology allows clinicians to build problem lists and capture true clinical intent that leverages their existing medical terms while preparing to meet meaningful use attestation criteria. IMO’s terminology service contains over 460,000 clinician-friendly terms that are seamlessly mapped to reference coding systems including SNOMED CT ®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, RxNORM® , CPT® and LOINC®. With the introduction of IMO’s service, these hospital systems will achieve terminology normalization to IMO concepts across all their current and future facilities.
“We’re pleased that, after a careful evaluation, these highly-regarded organizations recognized that the specificity and granularity of IMO’s terminology services will give their clinicians the most accurate and robust solution for their electronic health records systems. While preserving the clinical team’s intent, IMO interface terminologies support our customers’ compliance with ICD-10, Meaningful Use and other regulatory coding requirements,” says Frank Naeymi-Rad, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IMO.
“These systems chose IMO after a rigorous, comparison of our capabilities against other services. Their in-depth analysis showed again that IMO’s services are the most powerful, comprehensive and cost-efficient in the healthcare market and deliver a tremendous return on investment,” says Bac Palomo, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Strategic Alliances. He continued: “Across every spectrum of cost control, productivity enhancement, revenue capture, or outcomes measurement, IMO’s solution set is second to none. Our ongoing commitment to these partners includes supporting terminology integration for all their locations, while ensuring that the latest evolution in medical terminology is quickly reflected in their clinical operations.”
Fritz Hofheinz, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, added: “IMO’s solutions will allow our hospital partners to accelerate the clinical workflow and improve patient care, while fully supporting their attestation for Meaningful Use 2 and the transition to ICD-10.”
IMO provides the most widely-accepted medical terminology solution for the development, management, and licensing of medical vocabularies and software applications at healthcare organizations worldwide. IMO's terminology database is used by over 2,500 hospitals and 350,000 physicians daily, and physicians report greater satisfaction with their EHR after switching to IMO. IMO’s medical vocabulary and mapping products effectively capture clinical intent and help EHRs preserve and communicate this across the entire spectrum of care. This accelerates workflow and increases clinician utilization and satisfaction. The accuracy of IMO’s interface terminology was found to be ‘nearly perfect’ by an independent study published by the Centers for Disease Control. Read more at
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