As big data continues to dominate the technology topics, healthcare is quickly becoming the arena. Leaders in healthcare organizations understand that data analysis can change how they operate. Maybe this was driven by the ICD-10 coding classification transition that has been a huge concern for the past year and will continue to be until the deadline of October 2013 arrives.

We found this interesting information on Gigaom in their article, “Better medicine, brought to you by big data.” The ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of diagnostic 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 a 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.

Melody K. Smith

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