MEDITECH and IMO: Empowering Customers to Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2

Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:46pm EDT

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WESTWOOD, Mass. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEDITECH, the leading vendor of Electronic Health Record systems, announced today that it is collaborating with Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO®), the leading 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."

MEDITECH Contact:
Paul Berthiaume
Manager Corporate Communications
pberthiaume@meditech.com
781-821-3000 x5742

IMO Contact:
Fritz Hofheinz, MD
Phone: 847-272-1242
Email: press@e-imo.com

About MEDITECH
MEDITECH has been the leader in the EHR industry since 1969. MEDITECH's applications unify clinical, administrative, and financial information across the healthcare continuum, including acute care, long-term care, home health care, and physician practices. Today, more than 2,300 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH's information systems. For additional information on MEDITECH products and services, visit www.meditech.com

About IMO
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. The company has over 1500 hospitals and 300,000 physicians using IMO content daily. IMO's headquarters are located in suburban Chicago. For more information, visit www.e-imo.com.

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