HIMSS CONFERENCE -- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced Clintegrity 360 ™, an integrated computer-assisted system for clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding that helps physicians seamlessly deliver the most clinically-accurate and complete medical records while also supporting coding, compliance and quality teams with the most advanced set of Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) tools. This enterprise-wide solution optimizes the clinical documentation, coding and quality reporting processes that are essential for a successful transition to ICD-10, Meaningful Use Stage Two and new value-based payment models.
Employing Nuance’s market-leading CLU technology, specialized clinical documentation improvement (CDI) content, coding tools and professional services, Clintegrity 360 is revolutionizing traditional clinical documentation and coding approaches. This intelligent system provides a simpler and more effective way for clinicians to create complete, compliant clinical documentation from the start — within their workflow and within their Electronic Health Records (EHR) —maximizing physician adoption while simultaneously minimizing delays and lack of specificity in the clinical documentation process that compromise clinical and financial outcomes. Nuance Clintegrity 360 will be demonstrated in booth #4025 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ( HIMSS) Conference & Exhibits in New Orleans March 4 – 6.
“Looking for the healthcare economy to shift from volume to value, we see a chance to thoughtfully revise how and why we document in the patient record, as well as to set clearer expectations of each other in completing this documentation,” says Hal Baker, M.D., vice president and chief information officer, WellSpan Health.
“ICD-10 is not a coding challenge, it’s a clinical documentation challenge, but everyone has been focusing solely on the back end of the coding process instead of at the point of care,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare. “Organizations need to start with high quality electronic documentation from the beginning of the care process to drive quality, efficiency and effectiveness throughout the entire system. Clintegrity 360 is the only end-to-end computer-assisted solution that both helps physicians improve documentation in real-time at the point of care within the EHR while providing the downstream coding, quality and case management teams with the highest performing set of computer-assisted coding and reporting tools.”