Eases Reporting Burdens on Physicians through Efficient and Accurate Translation of the Patient Narrative into Discrete Data for EHRs.
HIMSS, Chicago, April 13, 2015 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced today a collaboration with Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) and MEDITECH to take rich clinical narratives from physician notes, extract key facts as structured data and automatically populate patient problem lists and allergy lists using physician-friendly terminologies to preserve clinical intent of physician documentation in the EHR. This unique approach enables healthcare providers to translate unstructured narrative text into clinically-accurate, discrete data in the EHR to support patient problem lists for Meaningful Use as well as requirements for ICD-10 compliance, and quality reporting.
“This collaboration between Nuance, MEDITECH, and IMO is exciting because it will make it easier for doctors to efficiently create accurate, structured patient problem lists in the EHR and to comply with other documentation requirements that are useful to their healthcare system. It will allow doctors to stay focused on their patients and worry less about how to share their recommendations electronically within their work environment,” says S. Luke Webster, M.D, vice president & CMIO, CHRISTUS Health.
This innovative process overcomes common challenges physicians have creating problem lists in the EHR, providing efficiencies and relief through simply converting narrative created during physician documentation into real-time, actionable information for medical decision making:
To learn more about this collaboration, please contact Nuance@e-imo.com and visit Nuance (booth #1831), IMO (booth #3408) and MEDITECH (booth #6315) at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS15) Annual Conference in Chicago April 13-16. Nuance, IMO and Meditech will be launching an early adopter program to test this with healthcare providers.
Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc., (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 3,000 hospitals and 3400,000 physicians daily, and this trusted terminology platform supports innovations by provider systems. IMO medical vocabulary and mapping products effectively capture clinical intent and help EMRs preserve and communicate this across the entire spectrum of care. IMO clinical terms are mapped to all standard coding systems including ICD-9, ICD-10 and SNOMED®, 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. Follow @IMOsolutions on Twitter.
Today, more than 2,400 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH’s fully integrated, interoperable EHR to provide healthcare to the communities they serve. Their robust, patient-centered technology spans the healthcare continuum, including unique functional capacity for the following environments: ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation services, behavioral health, and home health care.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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