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Aprima Improves Medical Practices' Coding and Billing Accuracy with Intelligent Medical Objects' Tools
Date:10/7/2009

Clinician-friendly searching, extended code and terminology mappings now available for electronic health record users

Dallas, TX (Vocus) October 7, 2009 -- Aprima Medical Software (originally iMedica), a leading developer of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) systems for medical practices, today announced a strategic partnership with Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO®), a developer of medical vocabulary and corresponding software applications. Aprima will offer its physician practice customers code and terminology mappings, expanded search capabilities and IMO's vocabulary products, including IMO® Problem IT™ and IMO® Procedure IT™.

EHR users rely on The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), to derive diagnoses for billing purposes. ICD-9-CM codes are grouped into major categories and the physician has a choice of about 15,000 medical terms to describe a patient's medical condition. Due to the generalness of the categories and the limited number of terms available for diagnosis, physicians can often inaccurately describe or code a condition.

"With IMO, Aprima is able to make 180,000-plus terms available to its physician customers, enabling them to capture physician intent for patient problem lists, past medical history and assessments. This allows for enhanced documentation as well as coding for billing and outcome analysis," says Frank Naeymi-Rad, President and Chief Executive Officer of IMO. "With an all-inclusive terminology bank, a common ground for health vocabulary is created among resear
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