M*Modal Clinical Documentation Improvement Platform Debuts
The platform combines documentation improvement with the report creation process, identifying deficiencies, gaps and improvement opportunities.M*Modal, which provides clinical documentation and speech understanding systems announced a full suite of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) software and adoption services. The company offers a general-purpose data aggregation, analytics and physician engagement platform configured for CDI, providing a way for hospitals to enhance clinical report quality, productivity and patient outcomes. By using natural language understanding technology to convert transcription data into information that is shareable, sortable and searchable, hospitals can gain access to large volumes of patient data trapped in the narrative. This allows them to identify documentation improvement opportunities and target actions related to physician education, and certain conditions, the company said. "With electronic medical records, increasing data volume, and the shortage of qualified CDI specialists and nurses, hospitals need to automate many of the processes that had been managed by staff or consultants in the past," Aaron Brauser, vice president of CDI Solutions at M*Modal, told eWEEK. "CDI software is aggregating data from the EMR and narrative reports to improve efficiency, manage costs, standardize processes and improve CDI coverage and quality. With CDI software, health care providers can spend less time reviewing charts on the floor, and focus instead on delivering patient care."
The cloud-based CDI services are built into transcription, front-end speech and back-end CDI specialist (CDIS) processes to improve the quality of the clinical note using existing systems and workflows.