Northbrook, IL and San Francisco, CA – March 24, 2015 – Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO), developer of the most-widely used and physician-preferred terminology service for electronic health records (EHR) systems, and iCare.com LLC, the enterprise cloud EHR company, announced today that IMO’s clinical interface terminology was integrated with the iCare Enterprise Cloud Electronic Health Record (EHR), beginning in early 2015. iCare has used IMO Terminology to certify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2), allowing eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to quickly qualify for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.
With the market leading IMO® Problem (IT)™ Terminology in their EHR, iCare users will benefit from a combination of greater clinical specificity, accuracy and ease-of-use than ever before. IMO Problem (IT) Terminology portal service is based on a “Just-in-Time” terminology service and search engine that takes advantage of the IMO lexical that has been developed over last 20 years and includes the largest collection of clinician-friendly terms for ICD9 and ICD10 that are seamlessly mapped to these and other reference coding systems including SNOMED CT®.
Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IMO, said: “We’re very excited about our relationship with iCare and our role in helping them achieve MU2 certification. This is a huge gain for their customers,” he continued. “With IMO Terminology embedded in the iCare EHR, clinicians will benefit from the quality and accuracy of our terms and maps, and be able to capture true clinical intent. This IMO-iCare integrated solution delivers the best-in-class service that iCare customers expect and deserve.”
“Adding IMO’s cutting-edge technology to our solution will significantly enhance the ability of our customers to accurately document their clinical encounters and attest for the incentive payments offered by Medicare and Medicaid,” said Don Cook, chief marketing officer for iCare. He added: “Our solution helps healthcare organizations achieve cost savings by significantly cutting the time and resources traditionally spent on technology upgrades, and the IMO Terminology solution is consistent with this benefit.”
About Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)
IMO is the developer of the most widely-accepted medical terminology solution for the management of medical vocabularies and software applications at healthcare organizations worldwide. IMO’s terminology is used by more than 2,500 hospitals and 350,000 physicians daily, and this trusted terminology platform supports innovations by provider systems. The IMO medical vocabulary and mapping products effectively capture clinical intent and help EMRs preserve and communicate this across the entire spectrum of care. This accelerates workflow and increases clinician utilization and satisfaction. IMO clinical terms are also mapped to international coding systems such as ICD-9-CA, ICD-10-WHO and other country specific nomenclatures. IMO is also actively modeling new emerging coding systems such as ICD-11-WHO. The accuracy of IMO’s interface terminology was found to be ”nearly perfect” in an independent study published by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read more at www.e-imo.com.
About iCare.com LLC
iCare is the Enterprise Cloud EHR company. The iCare Enterprise Cloud EHR is disrupting the Health IT industry with its modern architecture and fully integrated Big Data capability. Legacy on-premise EHR systems are built on outdated client-server systems that are costly, closed, inflexible and slow to innovate. With iCare, everything changes. Our hospitals focus on patient care, not software. To learn more, visit: www.icare.com.
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