M*Modal Announces Strategic Alliance With 3M Health Information Systems

M*Modal Announces Strategic Alliance With 3M Health Information Systems 
Companies Collaborate to Link the Physician Narrative to the
Computer-Assisted Coding Process 
FRANKLIN, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --  M*Modal, a leading
provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding(TM)
solutions, today announced an agreement with 3M Health Information
Systems enabling the M*Modal clinical documentation platform to work
in conjunction with the 3M 360 Encompass System. Healthcare
professionals will benefit from this advanced technology
collaboration, which brings together cloud-based speech
understanding, computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical documentation
improvement (CDI), quality metrics, and analytics into a unified data
workflow for mutual clients of 3M and M*Modal.  
Through this alliance, healthcare organizations can leverage
M*Modal's capability in structuring the voice-captured physician
narrative into a Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), a markup
standard used to define the structure of clinical documents such as
discharge summaries and progress notes. Verified, structured, and
stored clinical documentation delivered through M*Modal's validation
workflow can be processed directly by the 3M 360 Encompass System's
natural language processing (NLP) engine with minimal set-up and
engine tuning.  
"Healthcare IT leaders are asking their software vendors to
collaborate in new and innovative ways to bring greater value to
client organizations," said JaeLynn Williams, Senior Vice President,
3M Health Information Systems. "With this agreement, 3M and M*Modal
can simplify and speed the software implementation process so our
clients can see the benefits of their technology investment much more
The alliance will help healthcare organizations reduce interface
costs and shorten technology implementation timelines. With
streamlined access to M*Modal's physician generated clinical
documentation, mutual clients can more quickly realize value from
3M's integrated CDI, CAC, and data analytic tools. 
"M*Modal and 3M are working together to help healthcare organizations
bring increased accuracy and simplicity to clinical documentation and
coding processes," said Matt Jenkins, Senior Vice President,
Corporate & Business Development at M*Modal. "By creating structure
from the physician's narrative, we can drive downstream processes
like billing and ICD-10 compliance to promote accurate reimbursements
and patient outcomes data."  
3M and M*Modal will demonstrate how their product offerings work
together at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society
(HIMSS) Conference, March 3-7, 2013 in New Orleans, La. Visit M*Modal
on the HIMSS13 exhibit floor at booth #6647 and 3M Health Information
Systems at booth #2341. 
The 3M 360 Encompass System integrates computer-assisted coding,
documentation improvement, and performance monitoring workflows to
achieve greater coding productivity, complete documentation for
better coded data, more accurate reimbursement, and actionable data
to improve patient care processes. It provides accurate, complete,
and compliant data, while improving workflow efficiencies and
identifying processes that impact patient care in real-time. 
The M*Modal Fluency(TM) and M*Modal Catalyst(TM) clinical
documentation platforms use a single, integrated speech engine,
giving physicians and health care professionals a single user profile
and consistent, high-quality documentation across all clinical
systems. M*Modal's solutions enable healthcare professionals to
capture patient narratives, aggregate data across an enterprise in
real time and retrospectively, and uncover insights to drive action. 
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 M*Modal
 M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of
advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and
physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records
(EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As
the largest clinical transcription service provider in the U.S., with
a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced
cloud-based Speech Understanding technology and data analytics that
enable physicians and clinicians to capture and include the context
of their patient narratives in a single step into electronic health
records, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving
efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. M*Modal
has been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology
companies in North America, placing in the top third of Deloitte's
Technology Fast 500 for 2012.  
For more information on M*Modal please visit www.mmodal.com or follow
on Twitter @MModal.  
Media Contacts:
Glen Haley
Victoria Khamsombath
SHIFT Communications
Corporate Headquarters
5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 200
Franklin, Tennessee 37067 
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