3M Awarded Contract by Banner Health for 3M 360 Encompass System

  3M Awarded Contract by Banner Health for 3M 360 Encompass System

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SALT LAKE CITY -- February 21, 2013

3M Health Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Banner Health
that will expand the organization’s portfolio of 3M products to include the 3M
360 Encompass System. The system’s integrated computer-assisted coding and
clinical documentation improvement (CDI) technology will assist Banner Health
– one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems – in addressing the
challenges of healthcare reform and ICD-10 adoption in 2014.

With auto-suggested codes and real-time prompts for clinical documentation
specificity delivered across all CDI and coding processes, the 3M 360
Encompass System promotes optimal capture of patient severity in physician
documentation and reduces the time needed to prepare physicians for ICD-10.
Coders and CDI specialists access a common view of the patient information,
which promotes streamlined processes, increased communication, strengthened
collaboration and actionable data to improve patient care.

“Partnering with 3M allows us to leverage technology in new and exciting
ways,” said Jaime James, MHA, RHIA, System HIMS Director at Banner Health.
“With 3M’s coding logic and NLP technology we can bring the workflow of our
CDI specialists and coders together to achieve new efficiencies. This makes it
an important part of our ICD-10 mitigation strategy.”

“ICD-10 will require increased clinical documentation specificity to capture
the most complete code assignments,” added Jane Walters, MA, RHIA, Senior
Coding Director at Banner Health. “The volume of information and clinical
documentation in the electronic health record makes CDI and coding processes
more challenging. We anticipate the 3M 360 Encompass System will positively
impact our physician documentation clarification process, which will
ultimately reduce rework and increase productivity across the enterprise.”

Banner Health joins 117 leading hospitals and health systems, representing
more than 500 facilities, that have awarded contracts to 3M for the 3M 360
Encompass System. The integrated solution is the only automated coding and
documentation improvement system built on 3M coding and grouping logic that
leverages 3M natural language processing (NLP) technology and coding rules.

With the 3M Coding and Reimbursement System as its foundation, the 3M 360
Encompass System incorporates complete ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding
content. The application natively codes in ICD-10 and enables coding in ICD-9
while viewing the ICD-10 equivalent. 3M is an international leader in coding
and patient classification systems with more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide
using 3M coding solutions to code and group patient data for decision support,
quality measurement, and reimbursement.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health
care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care
hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of
other services including physician clinics and home care and hospice services.
Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.

More information about the 3M 360 Encompass System is available online or by
calling 800-367-2447.

360 Encompass and 3M are registered trademarks of 3M Company.

About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M
Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting
services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement,
computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes
reporting. 3M’s robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services
support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic
health record. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the
know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to
choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality
and financial performance. For more information, call 800-367-2447, visit
www.3Mhis.com or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70
countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on


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