SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the Midlands of South
Carolina and third largest non-governmental employer in the state, has
selected the 3M 360 Encompass System to integrate and automate medical
records coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and
performance monitoring across its four acute-care hospitals. The
advanced technology from 3M Health Information Systems will help
Palmetto Health increase coder productivity and achieve complete
physician documentation, both critical components of the organization’s
transition plan for ICD-10, the new national coding standard scheduled
to launch in October 2014.
Palmetto Health will implement the 3M
360 Encompass System integrated with its Cerner electronic health
record (EHR) system to provide a common view of patient information
across all coding and CDI processes. With auto-suggested codes,
real-time prompts for clinical documentation specificity, and concurrent
access to quality performance data, the 3M system will help streamline
processes, strengthen collaboration between staff members, and provide
actionable data to improve patient care.
Palmetto Health joins more than 700 leading hospitals and facilities
that have awarded contracts to 3M for the 3M 360 Encompass System. The
integrated solution is the only automated coding and documentation
improvement system built on 3M coding and grouping logic that leverages
3M natural language processing (NLP) technology and coding rules. 3M 360
Encompass incorporates complete ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding content.
It natively codes in ICD-10 and enables coding in ICD-9 while viewing
the ICD-10 equivalent.
Palmetto Health also uses 3M’s market-leading 3M Coding and
Reimbursement System, 3M Health Record Management Software for clinical
abstracting, and the 3M Ambulatory Revenue Management System, which
monitors data accuracy, validates medical necessity, and audits for
compliance throughout the entire revenue cycle.
About Palmetto Health
Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the Midlands and
third largest non-governmental employer in South Carolina, is composed
of more than 10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working
together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s vision: to be remembered by each
patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families
and ourselves. The system includes four acute-care hospitals—Palmetto
Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health
Heart Hospital and Palmetto Health Richland—as well as an expansive
physician practice network, dozens of affiliated clinics and specialty
care practices and a 501(c)(3) foundation. Palmetto Health Baptist
Parkridge, the region’s newest hospital located in northwest Columbia,
is scheduled to open spring 2014. Recognized nationally as one of the
best places to work and receive care, Palmetto Health also trains the
next generation of physicians through its 23 residency and fellowship
programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of
Medicine. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org.
About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M
Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting
services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation
improvement, computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and
quality outcomes reporting. 3M’s robust healthcare data dictionary and
terminology services support data interoperability and the expansion and
accuracy of the electronic health record. With nearly 30 years of
healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100
credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than
5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial
performance. For more information, call 800-367-2447, visit www.3Mhis.com
or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews.
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