Why use IMO IPL Solution?

IMO IPL Solution:

  • Allows your clinicians to rapidly identify the significant patient problems pertinent to the particular visit
  • Bridges the gap between optimal problem-oriented patient care and proper problem list maintenance
  • Significantly reduces your current administrative/analyst cost associated with your Body System view maintenance

How IPL Works

The IMO IPL solution works seamlessly with current Body System Grouping option provided by Epic in the Problem List. Organizations familiar with groupers in Epic will find the import of our IMO IPL solution files to be very straightforward. Once the system definition settings for grouping are aligned to the imported IMO IPL groupers, clinicians can select the Body System Grouping option to automatically group the patient's problems according to IMO IPL content.

Setup and Maintenance

Overall, the IMO IPL solution will significantly reduce operational overhead for system administrators and the project team. The IMO IPL solution requires some simple, up-front setup. IMO IPL groupers must be added to the System Definitions settings for Problem List. There is also some profile setup, however, ongoing maintenance is very minimal. This requires that someone import the latest IMO IPL content whenever Problem IT content is updated in Epic. IMO IPL shifts the burden of maintaining problem list views almost entirely to IMO.

Reasons to Upgrade within Epic

If your organization already leverages the existing body system within Epic, that is great! The functionality within Epic certainly allows organizations to take advantage of and build upon some initial foundation system content to power their Body System views. However, this still results in numerous patient problems falling to an uncategorized other grouping, which is undesirable. Because our IMO IPL solution is built with the clinician’s usability in mind and is not solely beholden to any rigid taxonomy, those previously uncategorized patient problems will now appear within a clinically-resonating display layer. 

Complements IMO Problem IT

We’ve designed the IMO IPL solution packaging and releases to work seamlessly with your current IMO Problem IT update processes. After downloading a particular Problem IT release, those organizations licensed for the IMO IPL can download the corresponding IMO IPL solution package. The versioning and naming scheme is the same for Problem IT and the IMO IPL solution. 

Download and Installation

Download Details:
The IMO IPL solution package will be in a similar but separate download location and may be accessed using your organization's existing credentials. The package contains two flattened text files that are ready for imported into your Epic environment using the standard VCG,1000 import specification.

Installation:

  1. Download the IMO IPL solution files corresponding to your latest IMO Problem IT release.
  2. Import the IMO IPL solution files using the standard VCG,1000 import specification from Epic. 
  3. Plug the new IMO IPL groupers into the Body System Grouping for the Problem List using either: 
    1. The IMO IPL solution Display Layer categories (recommended) 
    2. The more granular IMO IPL solution clusters

Compatibility:

  • Epic 2015 IU2 or greater 
  • Epic 2014 also supported with corresponding SU