NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BayScribe , a leading clinical documentation technology company, today announced a new cloud-based offering aimed at eliminating bottlenecks in the documentation and coding process. The new application, v6 CACDIS , creates structured data from unstructured text, thereby facilitating fluid communication between clinical documentation improvement specialists (CDIS), medical record coders and physicians. The announcement was made by Steve Bonney, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, BayScribe, at the opening of the 6th Annual ACDIS National Conference in Nashville.
"Many feel ICD-10 is not a coding issue—it is a clinical documentation issue and we agree," stated Bonney. "Hospitals struggle with existing bottlenecks in clinical documentation improvement (CDI), coding and physician queries, and these challenges are further exacerbated by ICD-10. They are looking for ways to affordably streamline every facet of the process, without disrupting physicians any further," he adds.
With BayScribe's v6 CACDIS technology, hospitals achieve efficiencies in clinical documentation and physician communication. Instead of working in silos, CDIS, coders and physicians communicate within one system, supported by BayScribe's Care Team Dashboard. V6 CACDIS also delivers CDI automation and computer-assisted coding (CAC) within a single, cloud-based platform. Features include:
- Shared communication log for notes, verbal, and written query generation and tracking.
- Natural language processing and Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) terminology services.
- Complete encoder and grouper integration with industry-standard codebooks and reference tools.
- Mobile physician access and query response with automated reply to CDIS, coder and EHR.
- Rapid deployment, high availability and disaster recovery through cloud-based computing.
"BayScribe has taken the must-haves of HIM directors, coders, CDI specialists, and physicians and seamlessly integrated them into one application that is tailored to every end user," mentions Amy Czahor, RHIT, CCS, Regional CDI Manager for a large, west coast healthcare system. "We are able to electronically filter through hours of dictation, finding the exact patients with opportunities for documentation improvement; and draft dynamic, customized, compliant queries," she adds. For Czahor, BayScribe ensures that clinically significant issues are clarified, documented, coded, and reported correctly the first time.
"BayScribe is breaking new ground with its fully integrated CDI/CAC solution, which promises to bring improvements in productivity and accuracy that are simply not possible with loosely integrated systems," states Tom Golden, Co-Founder and COO, TruCode, a BayScribe business partner.
"Verizon believes that a 'connected' healthcare ecosystem is the foundation by which transformation can take place; connectivity leads to collaborative care, which in turn leads to improved outcomes in quality and costs," states Gerard Grundler, CPHIMS, PMP, Healthcare Principal, Verizon Corporate Strategy & Business Development. "Therefore, Verizon has developed a healthcare information management platform that combines the security, scale, and reach of the Verizon cloud with innovative technology players like BayScribe to deliver powerful answers for all members of the healthcare ecosystem."
Established in 1999, BayScribe provides clinical documentation solutions for CAC, CDI, dictation, speech recognition, transcription, eSignature and document distribution. The company also supports structured data extraction for research, health information exchange and accountable care organizations and is integral to the Verizon HIM platform. BayScribe provide anywhere, anytime access of clinical reports with unparalleled performance and reliability. Every month, more than 100,000 clinicians in more than 450 healthcare facilities rely on the BayScribe suite. For more information, visit www.BayScribe.com or via email at: [email protected].
For more information contact:
Beth Friedman, BSHA, RHIT, President
Friedman Marketing Group