AORN Syntegrity, Inc., and IMO Combine Expertise to Create Consolidated Surgical Scheduling Procedure List

Monday, March 5th, 2018

AORN Syntegrity, Inc., and IMO create a surgical scheduling solution.

Denver, Colo and Northbrook, Ill, March 6, 2018 -- AORN Syntegrity, Inc., provider of the premiere perioperative documentation system, and Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO), the developer of the most widely-accepted medical terminology solution for the management of medical vocabularies and software applications at health care organizations worldwide, have announced a technology partnership in conjunction with the launch of a new product, Periop IT. Periop IT combines AORN's perioperative care expertise with IMO’s clinical terminology expertise to create a surgical scheduling solution that works behind the scenes in operating room scheduling systems and EHRs to improve patient outcomes and increase revenue.

As a surgical scheduling solution, enhanced with AORN Syntegrity, Periop IT is mapped to health care code sets, aids in meeting regulatory requirements thus ensuring maximum reimbursement, accurate scheduling, and defining workflow efficiencies for the perioperative setting. It will enhance claims and reporting workflows, optimize communication and patient outcomes, improve procedure scheduling, and reduce operation and IT workloads.

“The combination of IMO and AORN technologies is exciting and just the innovative solution that surgery centers have been asking for.” said Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IMO, adding: “Our combined Periop IT solution will streamline workflows and ensure accurate codes for every in-patient and out-patient procedure.”

“We are proud to partner with IMO,” said Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, CEO/executive director of AORN. “This partnership is a perfect evolution for Syntegrity and the result, Periop IT, will provide practitioners and administrators with more flexibility and features while assisting to identify evidence-based inconsistencies in the delivery of quality care to the surgical patient.”

About IMO
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 3,800 hospitals and 500,000 physicians daily, and this trusted terminology platform supports innovations by provider systems. IMO medical vocabulary and mapping products effectively capture clinical intent and help EHRs preserve and communicate this across the entire spectrum of care. IMO clinical terms are mapped to all standard coding systems including ICD-10, and SNOMED®. IMO is the foundational platform for healthcare enterprise needs from clinical documentation to population health management. 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. Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, is partnered with IMO. Read more at www.e-imo.com. Follow @IMOsolutions on Twitter.

About AORN Syntegrity
The AORN Syntegrity Solution is an evidence-based perioperative documentation solution built by perioperative clinicians to help standardize the way procedures are scheduled, perioperative data is managed, and patients are treated. Designed to make today’s complex perioperative environment more efficient, cost-effective, and simply more manageable.

About AORN
Founded in 1949, AORN unites and empowers leading surgical nurses, health care organizations and industry in working together to define standardized practice in the operating room. As the world’s largest professional association for perioperative nurses, our evidence-based guidelines, continuing education and clinical practice resources lead to optimal outcomes in care. We make surgery safe for every patient, every time.

AORN Syntegrity, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AORN. www.aorn.org

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Press Contacts:

IMO
David Haines
847-272-1242
press@e-imo.com

AORN/AORN Syntegrity
Gayle Davis
303-928-9105
gdavis@aorn.org

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