Welcome to the eighteenth installment of the ifa academy IMS tutorial series.
These brief emails are intended to inform and prepare the ophthalmic community
for pending coding and system changes affecting ophthalmology in 2014 and beyond.
This tutorial today addresses the communication of clinical information between
providers and providers with patients based on new standards of Meaningful Use 2014.
The ifa EMR has featured the SNOMED compatible data architecture since 1998.
The ifa IMS EHR version which provides the comprehensive CCMM (
Clinical Coding Management Module) is the only system offering the full SNOMED
CT functionality for MU 2014 in ophthalmology. The ifa team has invested over $2.1 M
in the IMS project to make the SNOMED, ICD-10 and MU 2014 transitions as easy
and smooth for its users as possible - a smart investment in user satisfaction.
The ifa Academy offers IMS (ICD-10, MU, SNOMED CT) webinars and
training and work sessions (TWS). The next available TWS dates:
Additional TWS meetings are scheduled because of the high demand:
At the ASCRS meeting the ifa team offers theater IMS presentations from
Saturday April 25- Monday April 27. The presentations incl. the following topics: