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

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

  Integrated computer-assisted coding and clinical documentation improvement
                 system promotes successful ICD-10 transition

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- August 26, 2013

Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the Midlands of South
Carolina and third largest non-governmental employer in the state, has
selected the 3M 360 Encompass System to integrate and automate medical records
coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and performance monitoring
across its four acute-care hospitals. The advanced technology from 3M Health
Information Systems will help Palmetto Health increase coder productivity and
achieve complete physician documentation, both critical components of the
organization’s transition plan for ICD-10, the new national coding standard
scheduled to launch in October 2014.

Palmetto Health will implement the 3M 360 Encompass System integrated with its
Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system to provide a common view of
patient information across all coding and CDI processes. With auto-suggested
codes, real-time prompts for clinical documentation specificity, and
concurrent access to quality performance data, the 3M system will help
streamline processes, strengthen collaboration between staff members, and
provide actionable data to improve patient care.

Palmetto Health joins more than 700 leading hospitals and 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. 3M 360 Encompass incorporates
complete ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding content. It natively codes in ICD-10
and enables coding in ICD-9 while viewing the ICD-10 equivalent.

Palmetto Health also uses 3M’s market-leading 3M Coding and Reimbursement
System, 3M Health Record Management Software for clinical abstracting, and the
3M Ambulatory Revenue Management System, which monitors data accuracy,
validates medical necessity, and audits for compliance throughout the entire
revenue cycle.

About Palmetto Health

Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the Midlands and third
largest non-governmental employer in South Carolina, is composed of more than
10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill
Palmetto Health’s vision: to be remembered by each patient as providing the
care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves. The system
includes four acute-care hospitals—Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health
Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital and Palmetto Health
Richland—as well as an expansive physician practice network, dozens of
affiliated clinics and specialty care practices and a 501(c)(3) foundation.
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, the region’s newest hospital located in
northwest Columbia, is scheduled to open spring 2014. Recognized nationally as
one of the best places to work and receive care, Palmetto Health also trains
the next generation of physicians through its 23 residency and fellowship
programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org.

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.

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


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