IMO produces a medical terminology service for healthcare solutions, allowing over 2,500 hospitals and 350,000 clinicians to focus on patient care. IMO bridges the information gap between clinicians, coders, and patients in the US and internationally. IMO enable and support the accurate capture and preservation of clinical intent for clinical documentation, decision support, reimbursement, reporting, data analysis, research, and health education.'
IMO's clinical interface terminology is designed pragmatically to capture clinical intent at point of care. However it is also intended to enable and simplify the adoption of standard ontologies by vendor partners.
By choice, the editorial process requires all IMO interface terms to have one or many qualified maps to SNOMED CT. Clients can then use SNOMED CT to drive reporting, analytics, clinical decision support, and research.
The following examples demonstrate how IMO uses SNOMED CT for analytical purposes: