Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mar 06, 2018 - ezCAC will enable Sonoma Valley to economically streamline and optimize the entire Coding and mid-revenue cycle workflow. Health Information Management staff and Coders will effortlessly collaborate with physicians, providing the maximum degree of code assignment and clinical documentation integrity. Code assignment is supported by a clear line of site to clinical indicators in a patient’s chart that provides the highest level of specificity and coding compliance, allowing auditors to see the complete story.
“We’re excited to gain a communication tool that allows us to improve sharing information between coders, quality assurance and physicians about changes on how we are reimbursed and its impact on clinical documentation,” said Fe Sendaydiego, Sonoma Valley Hospital CIO. “We will have the tools to analyze clinical documentation with increased efficiency and in a way that prepares us for future changes in health care.”
ezDI applications are more secure than traditional on-premise solutions with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership through the elimination of maintenance fees, upgrade costs and a significantly decreased effort to install and operate.
We’re excited to gain a communication tool that allows us to improve sharing information between coders, quality assurance and physicians about changes on how we are reimbursed and its impact on clinical documentation. We will have the tools to analyze clinical documentation with increased efficiency and in a way that prepares us for future changes in health care.
“ezCAC and its data analytics will allow us to improve our coding performance and workflow by balancing productivity, coding accuracy, and audits as well as improve communication between coder and physician regarding chart documentation by making it easier for the physician to respond to the coder,” said Rosemary Pryszmant, RHIA, CCS, HIM Manager at Sonoma Valley Hospital.
“We look forward to providing Sonoma Valley Hospital with our cognitive technologies that will help improve the quality and efficiency of their clinical documentation,” said Terry Ciesla, Executive Vice President for ezDI. “There is a great deal of excitement at ezDI as our customers continue to help guide enhancements for the Coding and CDI workflows. Via our Voice of the Customer program, ezDI recently added a Coding Compliance/QA module where QA/Auditors can communicate with Coders and one can assign coder code assignment accuracy by percentages, all set up by the customer.
As I have stated in the past, our applications are easily configured to work within a customer’s coding workflow and not the other way around, where CDI staff and coders must adapt workflow to conform to older mainstream legacy applications.”
About Sonoma Valley Hospital
Sonoma Valley Hospital is a 75-bed, full-service acute care district hospital located in Sonoma, California, providing residents of the Sonoma Valley with a broad range of healthcare services. Sonoma Valley Hospital is known as a warm, comfortable place of healing with a compassionate professional staff dedicated to the needs of the community. In recent years, the hospital has undergone extensive renovation including opening a new wing with a modern Emergency Department and Surgery Center.
About ezDI, Inc.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ezDI, Inc. focuses on developing healthcare IT solutions that leverage cutting-edge technologies including Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, Semantic Web, and High-Performance Cloud Computing. The goal is to put operational data in the hands of healthcare professionals to help them proactively identify patients at risk, patterns in disease and treatment outcomes. ezDI builds intuitive healthcare IT solutions spanning Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Computer-assisted Coding (CAC), Medical Transcription, Analytics, and more. ezDI has been named as one of the top 100 highly innovative companies at TiECon 2014 and ranked #1 in the Semantic Evaluation of Clinical Data (SemEval) competition for the year 2015. Website – www.ezDI.com
Terry Ciesla, EVP
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