NORTHBROOK, Ill.--()--Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO®), the leading provider of medical vocabulary services, announces today the availability of its IMO® Problem (IT) and IMO® Procedure (IT) terminology products on the iPhone and iPad platforms. For many years, IMO’s terminology products have been available as embedded components within leading EHR systems such as Epic, Allscripts, Cerner, NextGen, Greenway and many others, as well as through a web portal which many other types of healthcare IT systems access. IMO’s clinically-friendly terminology search results contain the most appropriate administrative or reference code mappings such as ICD-9-CM, CPT®, SNOMED CT, HCPCS, RxNorm, ICD-10-CA and ICD-10-WHO. IMO’s release of ICD-10-CM will also be available on the iPhone and iPad beginning in October, concurrent with its production release to partner EHR systems.
“This supplemental use is a great option for users who don’t have access to IMO through their EHR system.”
The iPhone/iPad offering marks a significant opportunity for all medical professionals to gain access to IMO’s acclaimed search capabilities through devices they already use today. “IMO strives to make our search the easiest and most accessible to all healthcare professionals,” states Regis Charlot, EVP and CTO. “With the introduction of a native application on the iOS platform, IMO brings all the benefits of our refined search engine to devices attaining tremendous penetration into the healthcare field. All the capabilities are there making IMO’s search the best of breed: partial words, eponyms, synonyms, acronyms and we even account for many types of misspellings.” The terminology driving the iPhone/iPad search is the same one available to all IMO customers, with 10 releases per year for the problem and diagnosis domain, along with code mappings reviewed by AHIMA.
Many users say the new application is like having an entire medical code reference library in their device. The new app can search for diagnoses as well as orders, procedures, allergies, and immunizations, all using familiar terms. “IMO is thrilled to offer our terminology on mobile devices. For those who do not have access to IMO in their clinical applications, this demonstrates our vision to support the clinical teams to translate their intent to code. In cases where they do have access to IMO in their clinical applications, they now can have access to the richness of our content and better understand the true value of IMO’s vocabulary services. We hope this transparency would challenge our clinical team to enhance IMO’s content and better serve the clinicians,” states Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO. “This supplemental use is a great option for users who don’t have access to IMO through their EHR system.”
“The best part of this offering is a portion of what is delivered in both the iPhone and iPad and can be easily served up in your EHR,” explains Jose Maldonado, IMO’s vocabulary product manager. “Along with our release of ICD-10-CM to our EHR partners, we will also be releasing ICD-10-CM in the iPhone/iPad application for those users with premium access.”
Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) develops, manages, and licenses medical vocabularies and software applications using the medical vocabulary for health care organizations. IMO's Clinical Interface Terminology products, including IMO Problem (IT)™, provide seamless mapping of diagnostic terminologies to billing codes and medical concepts. IMO provides the tools necessary for health care organizations to authoritatively support uniform labeling of health profiles, services rendered, and outcomes across their enterprise. This intersection of clinical and financial data provides health care organizations with dependable quality information to deliver services, bear risk, and to enable efficient, cost-effective operation and accountability. IMO's products improve physician satisfaction, facilitate physician adoption, speed the coding process, reduce unnecessary physician-coder communication, and result in fewer rejected claims. More information is available here: www.imo-online.com.
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