June 20, 2017 – 1:00 PM EST – WEBINARClick here to REGISTER

Roundtrip delivery of lab & imaging orders and results is a major cause of stress for many healthcare organizations. Between the ordering physician, the patient, and the diagnostic center multiple hand-offs between people and systems occur – which adds cost, time and errors to the process. Whether it’s the “print and hand it to the patient” method or electronic transmission, the process of managing the orders and results lifecycle encounters many obstacles along the way.

Please join IMT for a one-hour webinar event with our special guest Lisa Luikart (Cabell-Huntington Hospital) as she discusses Cabell’s ordering process challenges, how their IMT OQM™ solution transformed the hospital’s electronic ordering process and shares improvement metrics.

Tuesday, June 20th @ 1:00 PM EST

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Federal Elections are loud, boisterous affairs… we may stop talking to some of our relatives for a few months or we may bond deeply with friends over our favorite candidates on Facebook. But even with all the attention that Federal Elections receive, voter turnout earns barely a passing grade. In the 2015 Federal Election in Canada, the clash between Harper’s austerity and Trudeau’s optimism generated the strongest voter turnout in 20 years. 68.3% of Canadian electors voted in the Federal Election that year – up nearly 10 points from the 2008 58.8% turnout. But those turnouts are for Federal Elections. Provincial and Municipal elections rarely turn out the vote as strongly.

There are many reasons for low voter turnout. Inconvenience of polling places, general lack of interest, difficulty finding childcare, and feeling like one’s vote won’t make a difference all contribute to the litany of excuses we make for not voting. But sometimes it’s even as simple as not being registered to vote or not knowing where the constituency you live in is supposed to vote. Luckily for voters, those last two problems are easy to solve.

On April 11th IMT hosted a Webinar for Elections officials across Canada to explain how our Voter Registry solutions can help bring voting into the 21st century.

In this hour-long recording of the event, you can learn about how a Voter Registry solution is able to leverage inputs from multiple systems to create a single, 360 degree view of the voter, with the most up-to-date information on which constituency a voter belongs to, the ability to register voters as a part of other services (like a Student registration at University or while getting a new driver’s license at the DMV), and mobile apps that allow a voter to check in at the polling station with the scan of a QR code.

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These innovations drive toward making the voting process faster, simpler, and more resistant to fraud while maximizing a citizen’s ability to participate in elections, even when registering at the last minute.

We invite you to watch the recording and if you like what you see, please contact us at info@imt.ca to schedule a full product demonstration.

From a fine red wine to a sharp cheese, some things in this world only hit the “sweet spot” when allowed the time to develop and improve with age. This is rarely the case, though, when we discuss IT or Enterprise Data Systems and processes. In fact, planned obsolescence and Moore’s Law keep technology in a constant cycle of “out with the old and in with the new.” But what if we told you that sometimes Data Governance and IT technologies that are well established have the ability to get better with age, instead of breaking down? So, sit back (grab a nice glass of Cabernet and some cheese) and listen while we explain how the right policies and procedures, combined with the right technologies, can prove to get better with age.

Recently IMT invited Michelle Majerus, the Director of Health Information Management and Privacy Officer at Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) in Rochester, Minnesota, to share her team’s data governance and stewardship experiences. This was the second time Michelle presented her metrics to the IMT and IBM InfoSphere MDM community. In her first presentation, Ms. Majerus explained to us how OMC had leveraged the adoption of IBM InfoSphere MDM as an EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) and IMT Resolve:ID to lower the rate and rate of data quality errors in their environment by 66% within a year.

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66% reduction in new Duplicates and Data Quality errors sounds pretty good… and for the team at OMC that was a moment to celebrate. However, the team didn’t stop there. They made sure that they stuck with these new governance and stewardship processes. OMC stayed true to the plan and, as Michelle Majerus noted in the September 21, 2016 webinar, that the numbers continued to get better over the second year, yielding a 73%reduction in Duplicates and a 77% reduction in data quality errors.

You may ask, “but why hasn’t the EMPI and Active Registration with IMT Resolve:ID completely removed the problem for OMC?” You might be surprised by the answer. It actually has. There were 0 (zero, the big nothing, nada) duplicates or overlaid records created in the sources that integrated to the EMPI with Active Registration. But there is one source in the OMC ecosystem that, because of a multi-tenant hosted model, does not support Active Registration integration to Resolve:ID. All of the recent duplicates, overlays, and data quality problems facing OMC are from that one source that isn’t leveraging Active Registration. Even with the one source creating duplicates occasionally, Olmsted now has less than .01% patient duplication.

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Also during the webinar, Lorraine Fernandes, Founder and Principal at Fernandes Healthcare Insights offered commentary on trends in healthcare that relate to getting Patient Identification right from the onset.  Her thoughts and commentary on the Webinar are also found on her blog here.

Olmsted Medical Center has shown that with a commitment to proactive governance and stewardship, a healthcare organization can do better than “maintain” a healthy EMPI, they can make it better with age!
You might like to enjoy a good glass of wine (we like Elderton’s Ode to Lorraine) and a nice aged cheese (we like Kerrygold’s Reserve Irish Cheddar) while you view the Recording of our Sept. 21st Webinar and the Case Study.

If you would like to learn more about how IMT can help your organization see lasting benefits from Active Registration, please contact us.

September 21, 2016 – 12:00 Noon EST – WEBINARClick here to REGISTER

Please join IMT for a one-hour webinar event where our special guests Michelle Majerus (Olmsted Medical Center) and Lorraine Fernandes (Global HIM Thought Leader) as they share insights into the growing demand Healthcare places on timely, accurate and thorough patient identification.

Healthcare can be a very demanding industry.  The need to “get it done right, right now” means that all healthcare professionals and their associated processes are under extreme pressure to perform their best at all times.

Knowing a patient is the core of healthcare – who they are and what their history is forms the single most critical piece of the puzzle. Accurate and timely patient identification is at the core of answering these questions and meeting mandates for improving care quality and care coordination, lowering costs, and increasing patient satisfaction.

Benefits of participation include learning about:

  • Enhanced Patient Safety
  • Increased Staff Efficiency
  • Trusted Clinical Information Sharing
  • Improved Governance
  • Deeper Insights

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Healthcare systems are united in their struggle to achieve the Triple Aim: transform processes to create a consumer-centric care model, innovate to stay financially viable, and better serve their communities. But achieving these goals has one consistent requirement—you must accurately identify the patient.

Olmsted Medical Center in southeastern Minnesota is advancing their Triple Aim goals by simplifying their approach to patient identification. For over five years, Olmsted has partnered with IMT to better identify their patients, innovate and transform processes, and measure improvements in patient identification. To date, their patient identification results are outstanding! Seamlessly integrating a premier patient search algorithm with Resolve:ID into the patient registration process has paid dividends beyond Olmsted’s expectations. As a result, Olmsted has reduced the staff time required to address duplicate medical record numbers by more than 75%, and reduced data quality issues by 77%.

By improving (and simplifying) patient identification, Olmsted is now:

  • Presenting the correct data to the patient, which safeguards data privacy and improves patient satisfaction
  • Preparing accurate, consistent data for the data warehouse and ultimate use in analytics, population health, research, and other functions
  • Reducing the staff burden of correcting medical record numbers, empowering staff to spend time working on more vital data quality measures
  • Improving billing efficiency, which avoids patient frustration from duplicate or delayed billings and improves cashflow
  • Alerting registration staff to data irregularities that may indicate fraud, identity theft, or other data issues

We’ve all talked about “keeping it simple” as a key way to improve processes and create better understanding. But putting simplicity into practice is a key part of Olmsted’s success. The premier patient search algorithm (Resolve:ID technology) was easily and seamlessly embedded into the patient search process, instantly displaying results to registration staff. And, because it’s so intuitive, it takes just one hour of training to enable registration staff to then demonstrate proficiency.

Please join IMT and Olmsted Medical Center as we discuss how they’re benefiting from their investment in EMPI and Resolve:ID technology for fast, efficient, and accurate patient search. Keeping it simple has never been so simple — and effective!

Register now for this webinar on Wednesday, September 21st at Noon Eastern.

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June 8-10th, 2016 – Lansing Center, Lansing, MI: Connecting Michigan for Health is Michigan’s annual three-day conference dedicated to advancing the electronic sharing of health information to support healthcare delivery and payment transformations.  Speakers and attendees from around the U.S. convene to share major industry directions, developments and opportunities to make health transformation a reality.  Learn more at: http://connectingmichigan.net/

The theme of this year’s conference is:

“Constructing the Future of Health Information Sharing: Emerging Patterns for Innovation, Health Reform and Quality Improvement.”

We are excited to share our latest innovations that support health information sharing in Michigan.  If you would like to meet up with us in Lansing, click here to schedule a meeting.

June 3rd – 8th, 2016 – Vancouver, BC: IMT will be attending e-Health 2016, Canada’s ONLY National e-Health Conference and Tradeshow, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The e-Health conference offers top-quality learning, opportunities to network, and people that value quality health information as well as effective integrated system solutions. Since its inception, the Conference has attracted a steadily increasing attendance, now upwards of 1,500+ delegates. The Trade Show provides an excellent opportunity for members of the health community to meet and share ideas. Join us for the 2016 e-Health Conference in Vancouver, Canada.  Click here to learn more.

June 23, 2015 – 11:00 am CST WEBINAR: Whether you are new to MDM or an existing user, Active Registration in combination with an EMPI can help your organization gain measurable return on an MDM investment. Our featured panelist, Michelle Majerus from Olmsted Medical Center, will discuss how IMT, an IBM Premier Business Partner, worked with Olmsted to implement IBM InfoSphere MDM with Active Registration to provide a trusted foundation for accurate, fast retrieval of patient records at the point of registration.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Click here to register: http://tinyurl.com/imt-events-olmsted

Join industry experts from Olmsted Medical Center, IBM, and IMT for a Webinar where they discuss how IBM InfoSphere MDM can:

  • Improve patient care and patient experience
  • Increase quality and completeness of patient data
  • Provide a 360° view of the patient across systems
  • Reduce the number of duplicate patient records and eliminate overlays
  • Leverage new workflow technologies to reduce administrative duties

Leveraging the IBM InfoSphere MDM technology, Olmsted created a foundational EMPI (Enterprise Master Person Index) that matches & links patient records from across EMR, PM, LIS, RIS, and other data silos. By extending the EMPI with Active Registration, a process that searches the patient registry at the point of registration, Olmsted reduced inaccurate patient registration data by 50% and decreased patient registration time, thus achieving measurable ROI well beyond expectations.


Michelle Majerus, MBA, CPHIT
HIM Director and Privacy Officer
Olmsted Medical Center

Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA
Global HC  Industry Ambassador
IBM Analytics

Corinne Blair
IT Industry Consultant