With the many and varied health IT initiatives in progress or around the bend, healthcare organizations fight a tough battle just keeping up. Business intelligence software might be the solution.

Healthcare IT News brought this topic to our attention in their article, “6 ways to use business intelligence software.” This type of software can provide organizations with the consolidated data tools necessary to standardize data, reduce data redundancy and most of all, reduce costs. The author outlines six ways to use business intelligence software. It should be no surprise that analytics and reporting landed in the top spot. Reporting capabilities are critical in assisting with industry standard compliance such as ICD-10.

The ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of codes as ICD-9, which allows for greater specificity in describing medical diagnoses and procedures. Of course, this makes it ever more important to have your coding and tagging properly indexed. Access Innovations can help. Developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, Access Innovations provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. Access Innovations provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can:

  • Minimize the risk of a coding error
  • Identify inappropriate or inadvertently applied tags
  • Display a “map” of coding distributions to allow management to get a bird’s-eye view of the coding assignment flow.

Many widely used tagging systems lack the user friendly interface and may not implement a rigorous ANSI compliant coding subsystem. Access Innovations’ solutions are ANSI compliant and implement state-of-the-art technology to speed tagging and reduce errors. For more information, contact Access Innovations.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.