Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that more than 40 leading provider organizations have chosen Nuance Clintegrity 360™│Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) to drive improved quality and financial performance as the October 2014 deadline for ICD-10 compliance rapidly approaches. Based on Nuance’s advanced Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) technology, this solution helps healthcare organizations improve coding productivity up to 89 percent and enhances quality, which reduce billing delays and risk of denials.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, part of the MediSys Health Network in New York, recently implemented Nuance’s Clintegrity solution, which is fully integrated with the hospital’s Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. As an important first step, Jamaica physicians document all of their notes electronically, many dictating their clinical documentation using Nuance Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition. Dragon Medical enables them to capture the patient story more comprehensively, while improving their own efficiency and creating higher quality documentation for the hospital’s coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) teams.
“Nuance’s CAC solution is a smart use of technology to help our staff significantly improve productivity now, reduces our time to bill from five days to one day and is important in preparing us for the ICD-10 transition,” said Regina Lieb, director of health information management (HIM), Jamaica Hospital. “The intuitive design and seamless integration with Epic has allowed us to realize significant efficiencies while ensuring the right information is shared between our systems.”
In addition to Jamaica Hospital, more than 40 other leading healthcare provider organizations have recently chosen Nuance’s Clintegrity 360 │Computer-Assisted Coding including:
- Catholic Health
- INTEGRIS Health
- Lima Memorial Health System
- Mount Nittany Medical Center
- Nyack Hospital
- Summit Health
- Union Hospital
- The University of Tennessee Medical Center
- WellSpan Health
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