Companies set focus on Clinical Documentation Improvement’s impact on ICD-10
WAKEFIELD, R.I.– (January 7, 2013) – ChartWise Medical Systems, an innovative computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement (CACDI) software company, and TrustHCS, a healthcare consulting firm, have announced that they have entered into a partnership.
Hospitals are looking for best of breed solutions to address their ICD-10 readiness rather than settling for a bundled solution from just one company. ChartWise’s industry-leading CDI software solution combined with TrustHCS’s proven delivery of coding services, CDI consulting and ICD-10 education will provide a very robust offering to hospitals as they approach the October 2014 implementation deadline. In addition, both companies utilize the TruCode encoder to help ensure a consistent coding and documentation experience.
“At ChartWise we focus on our core strength, which is Clinical Documentation Improvement, and seek like-minded partners such as TrustHCS to provide their core strength services and products in consulting and education,” says Chuck Corogenes, VP sales & marketing for ChartWise. “This ideology allows customers to pick and choose the components that specifically meet their needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach mandated by some other companies.”
When asked about the importance of the newly formed partnership, TrustHCS President Torrey Barnhouse replied, “The alignment of a proven CACDI solution like that offered from ChartWise with expertise to launch or improve the supporting CDI program structure and operation is hyper critical in 2014.” He went on to say, “As with EHR implementation, the healthcare industry learned the importance of proper policy and procedure as well as staff to make any system succeed. This partnership shores up the experience needed as well as the solutions necessary to get our client’s CDI efforts operating appropriately for ICD-10.”
ChartWise web-based, computer-assisted clinical documentation provides critical intelligence to providers’ documentation improvement programs. The ChartWise software application contains the tools needed for an efficient and effective program, and complements the programs and education provided by TrustHCS’s consulting services. ChartWise streamlines the CDI process using innovative built-in expertise to translate clinical terms, labs, and medications into diagnostic terms needed for coding. The recently announced ChartWise 2.0 software platform features powerful data analytics and alerting, and side-by-side ICD-9/ICD-10 dual coding and dual query capabilities that eliminate duplicate data entry.
TrustHCS helps to both educate on ICD-10 documentation guideline changes and address CDI program consulting needs. TrustHCS consultants are well-versed in assessing CDI program readiness for those without a program. They are also experienced in helping audit and assess current CDI programs to outline plans that help implement CDI best practices and policy and procedures necessary to operate appropriately.
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