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Powerful Medical Terminology Browser from Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO) Now Available to Both Android and iPhone Users

Physicians and clinicians can now use everyday language to capture clinical intent and get accurate medical billing codes from their mobile phones while on the go

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), the leading developer of medical terminology solutions for health records systems, announced today the release of The IMO® Terminology Browser for Android phones. Now clinicians and physicians with Android phones can search for medical billing codes with the same convenience and accuracy previously available only to iPhone users. The IMO Terminology Browser utilizes IMO's powerful interface terminology products to map everyday language to complex medical codes. This allows physicians and clinicians to capture clinical intent and code diagnoses or procedures without changing the language they would normally use. The end result is faster, more accurate coding with less physician-coder communication and fewer rejected claims.

The IMO® Terminology Browser provides the most comprehensive source of reference codes, linking to ICD-9-CM, ICD-10  (CM, CA, WHO), SNOMED CT®, MeSH, UMLS, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM Procedure Vol III; CPT® will be added soon. Most other coding apps for mobile phones provide only ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes. All content is kept current though monthly releases.

The app is free to download with a 7-day free trial, and provides access to both IMO Problem (IT)™ and IMO Procedure (IT) databases. The IMO Problem (IT) vocabulary product relieves the burden on clinicians to remember and use the awkward and cumbersome coding language of ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM when documenting diagnoses. In a similar fashion, the IMO Procedure (IT) vocabulary product provides resolution in capturing the clinical intent for procedure orders, and provides standard code set maps to HCPCS, ICD-9-CM Volume 3 Procedures, and SNOMED CT® codes.

"The mobile platform enables on-demand access to IMO services, and makes integration of new mHealth technologies seamless for our customers," said Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and Chairman. "Expanding our technology to the mobile platform is a major initiative for IMO in 2013," he said.  "We are working with our vendor partners to extend their access to our coded vocabulary services thus transforming the workflow of the clinician."

"The IMO Android Terminology Browser is yet another example of our commitment to delivering products that fit seamlessly into physician workflow," said Fritz Hofheinz, MD, CMIO of IMO. "It's part of the reason why over 300,000 physicians use IMO's semantic web daily. The key strength of IMO is our accuracy in finding the correct codes."

The cost for a monthly subscription is $9.99, charged to a Google Play™ account after the free trial. Visit www.e-imo.com for more information.

About Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)

IMO is the most widely accepted medical terminology solution for the development, management, and licensing of medical vocabularies and software applications at healthcare organizations worldwide. IMO's simple yet sophisticated terminology database is used by over 1,500 hospitals and 300,000 physicians daily, and 94% of physicians are happier with their EHR after switching to IMO.

IMO, INTELLIGENT MEDICAL OBJECTS, and (IT) are trademarks of Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc.  All rights reserved. Google Play is a trademark of Google, Inc. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.  All rights reserved.  SNOMED CT is a registered trademark of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation.  All rights reserved.  Other product and company names referenced may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO)

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