CMO to leverage global experience in engaging health care providers to solve real world health problems
NORTHBROOK, IL – October 9, 2018 -- Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO), the market leader in terminology services for healthcare IT serving more than 4,500 hospitals, announced the appointment of Chief Medical Officer, Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI to the Board on Global Health (BGH) for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Kanter is one of 20 prominent physicians, dentists, scientists and lawyers who are selected to serve a three-year term on the Board.
The mission of the Board is to provide expert analysis and judgments to the National Academies, the United States government, and to other appropriate audiences, on the meaning to the United States of health developments beyond its borders, and areas of U.S. international health investment that are most likely to benefit the health of the U.S. population and promote global well-being, security, and economic development.
Dr. Kanter has extensive US health care informatics experience, working 20 years with IMO where he helped develop the terminology solutions used by more than 80% of the US primary care and acute care markets; providing a critical foundation for health information systems serving over 550,000 providers.
“I am honored to be included on the BGH, said Dr. Kanter, “and I hope that I can contribute a unique perspective to this important work.”
In addition to his leadership role at IMO, Dr. Kanter is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University focused on the application of ICT to health in the developing world. He supported the development and implementation of the Millennium Villages Global-Network (MVG-Net) for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) and currently directs the Columbia International eHealth Lab (CIEL) in the Department of Biomedical Informatics which continues to support eHealth work around the world through CIEL and the OpenMRS network.
Dr. Kanter will leverage his significant international and domestic experience in engaging physicians and other health care providers with interoperable and accessible health information and tools to solve real world health problems.
About Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)
IMO provides the most widely-accepted medical terminology solution for healthcare organizations worldwide. IMO is the foundational platform for healthcare enterprise needs, from clinical documentation to population health management, and on to the latest in informatics innovation. IMO's terminology is used by more than 4,500 hospitals and 550,000 physicians daily to 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-9, ICD-10 and SNOMED®, and 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.
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