AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium

When: November 12th-16th, 2016
Where: Hilton Chicago
IMO Booth: 602

Terminology: The Secret to Leveraging your EHR for MIPS and MACRA

These workshops will provide attendees with a detailed introduction to terminology standards and their use to enhance the effectiveness of EHRs in a new value/outcomes-focused world.  In addition to providing a basic understanding of the application of terminology to accurately capture clinical intent, we will show how standardized clinical terminology can be used to efficiently ensure that mappings to SNOMED, ICD-10-CM, and CPT are accurately and consistently available within the medical record to provide important clinical value and improve care for both individuals and populations.
Each workshop is divided into two parts: a) Fundamentals; and b) Hands-on Lab.  In the Fundamentals section, the importance of having a terminology platform to ensure comparable representation of clinical information will be reviewed, as well as how to extract the most from standard vocabularies such as SNOMED and ICD-10-CM.  Applications of terminology to assure interoperability, improve the billing process, and effectively organize problem lists will be covered.  Methods for employing standardized terminology to organize, search, compare, and measure clinical data will be discussed, including the facilitation of clinical decision support.  We will show how modular intelligent medical components and apps, along with emerging standards like the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) can be used to guarantee best practices inside and outside your EHR.
In the Hands-on Lab, participants will be guided in the use real-world terminology tools and IMO’s 2.0 terminology platform to explore samples of best practice use cases for both EHRs (including maximizing ICD-10-CM specificity, increasing usefulness of clinical problem lists, and viewing relevant clinical information based on a patient snapshot) and revenue cycle management (including DRG visibility, medical necessity, and HCC-coded diagnoses).  Examples of application development will be provided and demonstrated, and individualized assistance and instruction will be available to allow participants to leave the workshop with a working understanding of the platform.
Following each workshop, support will be available to help participants develop successful applications within IMO’s innovation center running parallel to the AMIA meeting.  Resultant applications can then be directly used in participants’ clinical environments after the conference.

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