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The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Awards Contract to 3M for 3M 360 Encompass System

Integrated computer-assisted coding and documentation improvement system will be used to monitor outcomes and prepare for ICD-10

SALT LAKE CITY (September 25, 2012) - The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, one of the world’s premier academic medical centers, has selected the 3M 360 Encompass System to integrate and automate coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and performance monitoring in a single workflow. The advanced technology from 3M Health Information Systems will help the organization capture complete documentation, improve coding accuracy, speed time to billing, and report outcomes data that truly reflects the care provided.

The 3M 360 Encompass System addresses the inefficiencies of multiple coding and documentation processes and the added costs of unconnected systems, offering a breakthrough answer to the challenges of healthcare reform and ICD-10. The 3M solution promotes complete capture of patient severity in physician documentation to improve case mix and significantly reduces the time and resources needed to prepare physicians for ICD-10.

Healthcare industry adoption of the 3M 360 Encompass System is well underway. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System joins more than 70 leading healthcare organizations that have awarded contracts to 3M for the new integrated solution.

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.

More information about the 3M 360 Encompass System is available online at http://www.3mhis.com/360encompass or by calling 800-367-2447.

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, mobile physician applications, case mix and quality outcomes reporting, and document management. Our robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services also support the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record (EHR) system. 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. www.3Mhis.com.


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

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Mollie Houns
Price Houns Associates
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Mary Kokkinen
3M Public Relations and
Corporate Communications
651-733-8806

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