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Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. announces the General Availability of Its Terminology Portal Service for EMR/EHR and Charge-Capture Applications

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 General News J E 4
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19 Towards the ElectronicPatient Record (TEPR) -- IMO, the leader in clinical interfaceterminology, announced today its next-generation interface terminologydelivery service. The service gives clients using IMO-enhanced terminologiesaccess to all of IMO's terminology knowledge sources. The service is poweredby terminology searching algorithms optimized for millisecond response timesin a highly scalable and redundant environment. The Terminology PortalService is available for the following IMO products:

"This technology removes three major challenges in the health informationmarket: unreliable search results, managing updates in terminology content,and difficulties with implementation," says Jose Maldonado, IMO's TerminologyProduct Manager. "With its fast, scalable and predictable search engine, theTerminology Portal Service guarantees reproducible and accurate searchresults. The hassle-free update mechanism significantly simplifies regulatoryupdates and change management. The ease of deployment reduces the total costof ownership."

"Over the past 14 years, we at IMO have consistently observed that a majorchallenge for EMR/EHR vendors is delivering a consistent and reliable userexperience that can accommodate the ever changing healthcare market anddiverse user community," says Dr. Andrew S. Kanter, IMO's Chief MedicalOfficer. "Our portal solution allows our clients to focus on their corebusiness without concerns about the overhead associated with delivering avocabulary service at the point of care."

Clients of IMO's interface terminology can take full advantage ofreference terminologies such as SNOMED CT with minimal development investmentthrough a consistent, scalable and optimal search engine.

Medicalis, a leading provider of integrated requisitioning, decisionsupport and analytics for radiology and cardiology, understands the value ofaccessible controlled terminologies. "We recognized the value of IMO'svocabulary offering and were able to implement their portal solution withinour solutions in a very short period of time! We also value the simplicity ofusing the same service to support our Canadian clients using ICD-10-CA as wellas US clients using ICD-9-CM. Furthermore, we can now analyze our client'sdata from both sides of the border using the SNOMED CT mappings availablethrough the IMO portal," says John C. Delong, VP of Product Strategy andClinical Content.

Cambridge Health Alliance, an academic public health system in the metroBoston area and a user of IMO's terminology within the Epic system, recognizedthe need for delivering quality diagnostic searching services in theirintranet-based, charge capture application. "We were able to integrate theIMO portal quickly and provide the enhanced diagnosis and procedure searchingservices that our users were looking for," said Joe Velletri, Cambridgedeveloper.

PassportMD, has become the premier consumer healthcare portal, helpingpeople keep track of all elements of their family's health and wellnessincluding health information, personal health records, doctor communication,pharmacy and expenses. "Our vision for the next generation consumer communitymedical record is the ability to serve thousands of users simultaneously anddeliver a quality and consistent user experience." Says Steven M Hacker, MDFounder and CEO. "The IMO hosted portal service is an integral part of ourconsumer portal experience and has been a key attribute in making PassportMD'svision of independent family wellness a reality.

The Terminology Portal Service became generally available Q1 and providesnew accessibility options to IMO's terminology products at a lower cost. Foradditional information and to learn more about this exciting portal service,please contact David Alvin, Director of Portal Sales at 847-613-6636 or visitportal.e-imo.com.

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