Memorial Hermann Selects ClinIntell for Physician Education Partnership
Top 5 healthcare system in the nation will use ClinIntell's state-of-the-art products to improve the quality of ICD-10 documentation
SEATTLE, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, ClinIntell, Inc., a leading healthcare solutions provider, announced that Memorial Hermann Health System has selected ClinIntell as its strategic technology partner for ICD-10 physician education. Memorial Hermann is one of the Top 5 large health systems in the country, according to Truven Health Analytics.
ClinIntell was founded on the belief that physicians can be trained to document patient conditions accurately, ensuring that hospitals achieve true severity levels and appropriate levels of reimbursement. The company has developed several innovative products, including a proprietary dashboard that quantifies hospital-specific losses resulting from physician under-documentation, highly customized physician eLearning modules focused on areas of inadequate physician documentation, and monitoring tools that enable targeted documentation feedback. Clinintell's products provide their hospital partners with unique insight into the documentation performance of their physicians as well as a method for quickly getting their physicians up to speed when under-performance is identified. Because ClinIntell's approach is centered on helping physicians get their document right upfront, this significantly reduces the need for hospitals to invest in traditional efforts to improve the accuracy of documentation.
In working with Memorial Herman, ClinIntell will be using advanced analytics to assess the quality of ICD-10 documentation across the system. ClinIntell's proprietary metrics allow for evaluation of documentation quality at the hospital, specialty group, and individual physician levels. This insight will enable Memorial Hermann to direct their educational efforts appropriately and efficiently (in particular specialties or even specific individuals), resulting in improved documentation accuracy, and ultimately, appropriate levels of reimbursement. As Memorial Herman physicians begin to document ICD-10 conditions more accurately, ClinIntell will also be able to monitor physician and specialty group progress and provide hospital administrators with feedback regarding the effectiveness of their training and where continued efforts need to be made. This ongoing feedback was especially important to Memorial Herman selecting ClinIntell as their partner of choice.
"ClinIntell enables us to analyze the performance of our physicians, which was the deciding factor in our selection process," said Carol Paret, System Chief, Health Information Management at Memorial Hermann. "We evaluated numerous other vendors, but only ClinIntell provided insight into the documentation performance of the 3,000+ physicians in our hospital system. This type of intelligence will enable us to prioritize our efforts and get the most out of our limited educational resources."
"Memorial Hermann has built a system of care with a rigorous focus on patient safety and outcomes. They understand that high quality documentation is at the foundation of such care," said Dr. Kenji Asakura, co-founder of ClinIntell. "We are thrilled to be working with a hospital system that puts such an emphasis on quality care, while embracing cost-effective approaches that leverage data analytics. Our clinical education and analytics products will maintain those traditions by making one of the best hospital systems in the country even better."
About Memorial Hermann
As the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann's 12 hospitals integrate world-class clinical expertise and patient-centered care with 5,500 affiliated physicians and an exceptional medical staff of 21,000 employees proudly serving the Houston-area community for more than 105 years. Using leading-edge diagnostic technologies and innovative treatment techniques, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest Level I trauma centers and the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. Memorial Hermann and its hospitals are consistently ranked as one of the top health systems in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Truven Health Analytics.
About ClinIntell, Inc.
ClinIntell is an innovative healthcare solutions provider, focused entirely on improving physician documentation performance and enables hospitals to capture appropriate severity levels for their patient populations. By utilizing breakthrough data analytics, ClinIntell gives hospitals insight into the documentation performance of their physicians and combines this with highly effective, cloud-based educational solutions for physicians. Hospitals using ClinIntell's products have increased their case mix index by 10-20%, resulting in significantly enhanced revenues, higher quality scores and lower observed to expected mortality rates. For more information, visit http://www.clinintell.com. To connect on social media, visit ClinIntell's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
Media Contact: Faraz Zarghami, ClinIntell, (425) 445-2373, firstname.lastname@example.org
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