MEDITECH has announced that it is collaborating with Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO®), a developer of medical terminology solutions. The collaboration provides seamless mapping of clinician-friendly diagnosis and procedure terminologies to billing codes and medical concepts, resulting in high usability and the most accurate and robust report offerings for both acute and ambulatory facilities.
“IMO provides the tools necessary for healthcare organizations to authoritatively support uniform labeling of health profiles, services rendered, and outcomes across their enterprise,” says Lawrence O’Toole, associate vice president of marketing at MEDITECH. “These are key criteria driving Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.”
IMO develops, manages, and licenses medical vocabularies and software applications that standardize medical terminology at healthcare organizations. IMO’s simple yet sophisticated terminology database includes over 260,000 terms expressing clinical intent, enabling EHR systems to become more clinician friendly, and resulting in higher physician utilization and satisfaction, as well as an accelerated revenue cycle.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by MEDITECH as their clinical interface terminology partner and very excited about how comprehensively the MEDITECH team has integrated IMO’s terminology portal services,” said Frank Naeymi-Rad, IMO CEO and chairman of the board. “The challenges for sites looking to meet Meaningful Use (MU) requirements are significant, and IMO provides a universal terminology platform that allows clinicians to interact efficiently with their EHR while also allowing administrators to leverage the clinical data to more easily meet MU, ICD-10, and other requirements like LOINC, RxNorm, and SNOMED CT.”
“We are committed to enabling clinicians to interact more seamlessly with their clinical systems,” added Fritz Hofheinz, chief medical information officer at IMO. “Allowing clinicians to find diagnoses and procedures in terms they are familiar with speeds workflow, increases clinician satisfaction, and enables “first time right” billing. As e-measures replace abstracted measures, the need for reliable, standardized nomenclatures will become critical and will make the difference for institutions preparing to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 and other quality measure mandates.”