CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM), announced at the 84th AHIMA Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, September 30, 2012, the introduction of Collabra, a new solution from its Meta Health Technology division. Collabra is an integrated web-based software suite that enhances the productivity of hospital clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding staff and enables them to seamlessly share patient data.
Integrates Four Powerful Applications Collabra combines the industry's leading CDI and coding applications into a single, integrated solution suite:
- eCAC – patented computer-assisted coding (CAC) tool with NLP (natural language processing) that improves concurrent chart review and coding workflows
- eCDI –automates the CDI process from start to finish
- eAbstract – expedites chart abstracting and coding
- ePhysicianQuery – automates and standardizes the physician query process
Facilitates Sharing of Critical Data The Collabra solution suite was developed to address a critical communication challenge in healthcare facilities: the inability of CDI and coding staff to share data. Coders are often unaware of the work their CDI colleagues have already completed on a chart. If a facility does not include physician queries as part of the permanent patient record, coders may find themselves duplicating CDI queries. At the same time, CDI specialists typically have no way to know the final outcome on their cases, and are therefore unable to assess the impact of their documentation improvement efforts.
Collabra resolves these issues by enabling CDI specialists and coders to work together, utilizing a shared database. Now, coders can easily access concurrent query information while CDI specialists can see the final coding on a case and compare it to the concurrent documentation improvement efforts.
Enhances Productivity and ICD-10-Readiness With the approaching transition to ICD-10, the Collabra suite enters the market at a particularly opportune time. "At its most basic, the transition to ICD-10 presents a staggering increase in billing codes," said Bob Watson, President and CEO of Streamline Health. "With the addition of Collabra to our robust line of health information technology solutions, we are well-positioned to assist our provider clients with this challenge."
According to Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, RHIA, Vice President and General Manager of Streamline Health's Meta division, "Collabra is a significant new resource for healthcare facilities facing an ever-increasing array of challenges. With its shared database and powerful reporting capability, Collabra enables hospitals to easily coordinate CDI initiatives with the HIM function. In addition, the integrated computer-assisted coding solution provides an immediate boost to CDI and coding staff productivity, and enables facilities to prepare for the 2014 implementation of ICD-10."
About Streamline Health Streamline Health provides solutions that help hospitals and physician groups improve efficiencies and business processes across the enterprise to enhance and protect revenues. Our enterprise content management solutions transform unstructured data into digital assets that seamlessly integrate with disparate clinical, administrative, and financial information systems. Our business analytics solutions provide real-time access to key performance metrics that enable healthcare organizations to identify and manage opportunities to maximize financial performance. Our integrated workflow systems automate and manage critical business activities to improve organizational accountability to drive both operational and financial performance. Across the revenue cycle, our solutions offer a flexible, customizable way to optimize the clinical and financial performance of any healthcare organization. For more information visit www.streamlinehealth.net.
About Meta Health Technology Meta Health Technology, a division of Streamline Health, is a leading provider of health information management and CDI solutions for hospitals, clinics, physician group practices and long-term care facilities. Meta's solutions automate critical functions, including abstracting and coding, computer-assisted coding (CAC), physician query, clinical documentation improvement, chart analysis and completion, release of information, chart tracking, electronic signature, document imaging and management, electronic medical record, reporting and compliance, and department management. More information about Meta Health Technology is available at www.metahealth.com.
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