WAYNE, Pa. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse, a leader in Health Information Management (HIM) technology and services, has been awarded a five-year contract for its Health Information Management Strategic Sourcing Services by Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
As part of the agreement, Precyse will provide services in the areas of transcription, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding, using both precyseCode™ and precyseCDI™, Precyse's exclusive single, integrated platform enabling both inpatient and outpatient computer assisted coding and CDI. The Cloud-based platform incorporates state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) for embedded intelligence and supports multiple HIM roles across an organization. The precyseCode platform also contains embedded encoder integration.
"I am confident that with Precyse's specialized expertise, we will experience marked improvements in quality, workflow, efficiency and cash flow," said Dale Bushey, Vice President, Finance, Meritus Health. "Their in-depth knowledge and experience in meeting healthcare regulatory and compliance requirements coupled with their background in health information systems are the reasons we selected Precyse as the ideal HIM partner."
Precyse will also provide HIM administration, staffing support and education; processing of all patient records, reports and reconciliation; and regulatory and compliance review and adherence. Precyse strategic sourcing provides the best practices, processes and technology needed to facilitate the capture of data, the content and record management and finally, the information use, analysis and exchange required to produce consistent and quality outcomes.
"Providers are facing numerous challenges in meeting regulatory and compliance healthcare requirements, but Precyse has the people, processes and technology to support clients today while moving them step-by-step into the future," said Chris Powell, President of Precyse. "Our HIM strategic sourcing solutions implement changes without compromise. We help strengthen health data integrity, drive EHR adoption, improve productivity and processes and prepare for a successful ICD-10 transition. We pride ourselves in taking care of the health information that is taking care of patient lives."
Precyse currently provides HIM support to hundreds of hospitals and health systems nationwide and is the only company able to assume full responsibility for the entire HIM function for a hospital or health system on a short- or long-term basis.
Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled nearly 4,000 healthcare facilities and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Processing to HIM consulting and services, Precyse's flexible software can be delivered stand-alone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.
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Lisa Algeo, Precyse