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3M Awarded Contract by Palmetto Health for 3M 360 Encompass System


08/26/2013 4:00PM

Integrated computer-assisted coding and clinical documentation improvement system promotes successful ICD-10 transition    

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.

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Source: Business Wire

 

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