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Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. announces the General Availability of Its Terminology Portal Service for EMR/EHR and Charge-Capture Applications
Date:5/19/2008

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Towards the Electronic Patient Record (TEPR) -- IMO, the leader in clinical interface terminology, announced today its next-generation interface terminology delivery service. The service gives clients using IMO-enhanced terminologies access to all of IMO's terminology knowledge sources. The service is powered by terminology searching algorithms optimized for millisecond response times in a highly scalable and redundant environment. The Terminology Portal Service is available for the following IMO products:

-- IMO(R) Problem IT(TM) (mapped to ICD9-CM(1) and SNOMED CT),

-- IMO(R) Procedure IT(TM) (mapped to CPT(R), HCPCS, ICD9 Procedure Codes,

and SNOMED CT),

-- IMO(R) Medication IT(TM) -- (mapped to RxNorm)

"This technology removes three major challenges in the health information market: unreliable search results, managing updates in terminology content, and difficulties with implementation," says Jose Maldonado, IMO's Terminology Product Manager. "With its fast, scalable and predictable search engine, the Terminology Portal Service guarantees reproducible and accurate search results. The hassle-free update mechanism significantly simplifies regulatory updates and change management. The ease of deployment reduces the total cost of ownership."

"Over the past 14 years, we at IMO have consistently observed that a major challenge for EMR/EHR vendors is delivering a consistent and reliable user experience that can accommodate the ever changing healthcare market and diverse user community," says Dr. Andrew S. Kanter, IMO's Chief Medical Officer. "Our portal solution allows our clients to focus on their core business without concerns about the overhead associated with delivering a vocabulary service at the point of care."

Clients of IMO's interface terminology can take full advantage of reference terminologies such as SNOMED CT with minimal development investment through a consistent, scalable and optimal search engine.

Medicalis, a leading provider of integrated requisitioning, decision support and analytics for radiology and cardiology, understands the value of accessible controlled terminologies. "We recognized the value of IMO's vocabulary offering and were able to implement their portal solution within our solutions in a very short period of time! We also value the simplicity of using the same service to support our Canadian clients using ICD-10-CA as well as US clients using ICD-9-CM. Furthermore, we can now analyze our client's data from both sides of the border using the SNOMED CT mappings available through the IMO portal," says John C. Delong, VP of Product Strategy and Clinical Content.

Cambridge Health Alliance, an academic public health system in the metro Boston area and a user of IMO's terminology within the Epic system, recognized the need for delivering quality diagnostic searching services in their intranet-based, charge capture application. "We were able to integrate the IMO portal quickly and provide the enhanced diagnosis and procedure searching services that our users were looking for," said Joe Velletri, Cambridge developer.

PassportMD, has become the premier consumer healthcare portal, helping people keep track of all elements of their family's health and wellness including health information, personal health records, doctor communication, pharmacy and expenses. "Our vision for the next generation consumer community medical record is the ability to serve thousands of users simultaneously and deliver a quality and consistent user experience." Says Steven M Hacker, MD Founder and CEO. "The IMO hosted portal service is an integral part of our consumer portal experience and has been a key attribute in making PassportMD's vision of independent family wellness a reality.

The Terminology Portal Service became generally available Q1 and provides new accessibility options to IMO's terminology products at a lower cost. For additional information and to learn more about this exciting portal service, please contact David Alvin, Director of Portal Sales at 847-613-6636 or visit portal.e-imo.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(TM) (CIT(TM)) provides 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.

ABOUT Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic public health system that is helping people live better lives. Based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north region, they provide patient care, education, and outreach in hospitals, health centers, schools, community centers, and through some very special programs, right in people's homes. Their corporate headquarters is located at 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 and their phone number is 617-665-2300.

ABOUT Medicalis

Medicalis is a leading provider of healthcare information technology and decision support for diagnostic healthcare. Medicalis delivers web-based clinical and integration services to physicians, providers and health plans to provide coordinated from order entry systems to services like, decision support, authorization management, enterprise scheduling, results management and analytics. Medicalis is pioneering efforts that encode clinical guidelines for use at the point-of-care and address the issues of unnecessary testing, resource utilization and patient safety. For more information please visit http://www.medicalis.com/.

ABOUT PassportMD

PassportMD, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida. The company was founded by a physician with the singular purpose of creating a better way for time-strapped people to manage the healthcare of themselves and their family members. Their goal is "Independent family wellness(TM)." PassportMD was launched in 2004 and immediately received recognition by the media, including the prestigious "Most Innovative Travel Product" as selected by the Editor-in-Chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. PassportMD has earned this award for the last three years. Since its launch, PassportMD is now recommended by physicians, pharmacists, and has been highlighted in AARP Magazine, Town and Country Travel, PC Today, AMA News, Simply the Best Magazine, Endless Vacation Magazine, and The El Nuevo Herald. PassportMD has grown to become the premier consumer directed healthcare portal helping people keep track of all elements of their family's health and wellness including information, personal health records, doctor communication, pharmacy and expenses. Their website is http://www.passportmd.com/.

(1) IMO Problem IT currently includes maps to ICD10-CA and ICD10-WHO with

planned maps for ICD10-CM when mandated by the U.S.


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