The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has created a health IT hazard reporting system to make it easier to see trends. The Health IT Hazard Manager was funded by Abt Associates with the ECRI Institute and Geisinger Health System’s Patient Safety Institute. The project incorporates Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) common formats and a tested, standardized taxonomy to index the content of a central repository of data.
Medical coding is changing. Coders who have been in the “biz” for years have faced a decision: either retire or learn the new coding classification system. The latter is a daunting task for most. However economy, job security, etc. make for strong motivators to learn a new system. Unfortunately, physicians have no such motive – or so they
Healthcare professionals are working hard to prepare for the transition to the ICD-10 coding classification system. The deadline of October 2014 is coming faster and faster. Industry professionals have advice on how to make the next year and half as productive as possible. Becker’s ASC Review brought this topic to our attention in their article, “7 Ways to Make the ICD-10 Switch Less Painful.”
BetterChart has announced that the unveiling of their new BetterChart 2.0 will take place during the hosting of a webinar scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. CST. Attendees to the one-hour webinar will hear how Washington University School of Medicine uses the new and improved BetterChart on a daily basis to decrease time spent loading documents into their electronic health records (EHRs) and keep the document management costs at a reasonable place.
UnitedHealth Group has recalled software used in hospital emergency departments in more than 20 states because of an error that caused doctor’s notes about patient prescriptions to drop out of their files.
Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of an automatic semantic tagging rulebase for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mining Safety and Health Thesaurus (MSHT). The new, state-of-the-art system increases indexing accuracy to 93 percent and provides greater access to the mining safety and health database, thereby aiding researchers and statisticians in improving safety for the mining industry.
EDCO Group has been awarded a patent for its medical record scanning and indexing technology, called Solarity. This technology enables the classification and separation of documents based on content. These automated steps in the scanning and indexing process minimize human intervention, which results in reduced cost and expedited processes.
Medical billing and coding just got a whole lot easier and more efficient with the release of ICD Tagger by Albuquerque-based Access Integrity.
Access Integrity and Find-A-Code have joined force to revolutionize the medical coding industry. The application — named IntegraCoder — will combine Access Integrity’s semantic enrichment, rule-based taxonomy tool with Find-A-Code’s comprehensive medical coding datasets and search applications into a single user-friendly interface.