WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2010 – Today at the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, Dolbey announced that it has completed, along with Artificial Medical Intelligence, the first phase of its Fusion CAC™ implementation at Adventist Health System in Orlando, Florida.
The implementation process at Adventist began in late September and moved along quickly with a pilot go-live in early March with corporate coding staff. Fusion CAC utilizes proprietary and patent-pending natural language processing (NLP) technology from Artificial Medical Intelligence to pre-code medical charts. The result is increased coder efficiency, reduced coding variability and a positive impact on the revenue cycle.
“We currently have twelve Corporate Health Information Management Coders both onsite and remote utilizing the Dolbey Fusion CAC software to code inpatient and outpatient accounts for our geographically dispersed facilities. In the next few months we will begin integrating Fusion CAC software to our coding operations at all Adventist Health System Facilities,” states Migdalia Hernandez, Corporate HIM Director for Adventist Health System.
Dolbey incorporated new groundbreaking features with the innovative ideas from Adventist, such as Running DRG Analysis, ChargeMaster integration, Scanned Document Annotation with manipulation, automated supervisor code audit flagging and Enhanced Hybrid Medical Record processing.
Development and implementation of the next phase of the Fusion CAC solution at Adventist will add more functionality to the system, including tighter integration to Adventist’s electronic health record (EHR) for automated coding work queues and physician coding queries. “This project is a milestone for computer-assisted coding technology,” remarked Chris Casto, Vice President of Dolbey. “It is the first system of this scale in the industry capable of coding both inpatient and outpatient charts. The technology is changing medical coding, and the accomplishments of Adventist Health System will serve as a blueprint for others to follow.”
About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 37 hospitals and employs 50,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 6,600 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.
Dolbey is a leader in providing dictation, transcription, speech recognition and coding solutions for healthcare in the United States and Canada. Together, Dolbey and Company, Inc. and Dolbey Systems, Inc. offer the award winning Fusion Suite™ of integrated products which is backed by the industry’s largest organization of certified professionals who assist in design, implementation and support.