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Documentation Gives ‘Richness of Data” to Manage Populations

Improving quality of care can be daunting, but improving specificity in documentation can help. Dallas Children's Health was the first site to use 3M's 360 Encompass MD clinical documentation software which aids a provider in selecting the appropriate code.

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ICD-10: The road ahead
If ICD-10 had a theme song, it certainly would be "The Long and Winding Road" by the Beatles. After decades of development, endless regulatory hurdles and multiple delays, the implementation date for ICD-10 has arrived.

In his most recent blog, Richard Averill retired senior vice president, Clinical and Economic Research for 3M Health Information Systems writes about the arrival of ICD-10.

Read more from Rich at the 3M HIS blog.

Copy-Paste and the EHR: Realizing the Benefits While Minimizing the Risk
Linda McIntyre, RN of 3M HIS, discusses the challenges of ensuring compliant EHR documentation and the risks and benefits of "copy-paste" in this article published in For the Record.

Case study: Henry Ford Health System
The first product of its kind in the industry to automate coding and documentation improvement, 3M 360 Encompass was built on 3M logic for grouping and reimbursement that leverages natural language processing (NLP) and 3M rules. Michigan's 2,200- bed Henry Ford Health System, a Level 1 Trauma Center, chose 3M's 360 Encompass system to power its coding operations.

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