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3M solutions for HIM directors

Meeting the challenges of health information mangement

Healthcare reform and disruptive technologies are changing the landscape of HIM. On one hand, the demands of ICD-10, EHR installations and pay-for-performance require your medical records team to manage increasing volumes of data and documents. On the other hand—fortunately—new technologies such as computer-assisted coding, natural language processing and speech recognition promise to streamline the way you compile and code records.

The vendor you trust

3M can help you through these changes. Health information management is the core of our business. With almost 30 years in the industry, 3M is the vendor most hospitals trust for reliable medical coding and classification. From chart management to dictation and transcription to coding to mobile applications to clinical documentation improvement, 3M solutions simplify the HIM workflow while accelerating the revenue cycle.

Solutions for HIM directors

Coding and reimbursement

From our award-winning 3M™ Codefinder™ Software* to 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System, our new automated coding and documentation improvement system —3M offers proven solutions that help hospitals improve coder productivity through the adoption of ICD-10, maintain compliance, increase case mix index and protect reimbursement year after year.

Clinical documentation improvement

3M offers tools and services to support your clinical documentation improvement program, including concurrent and retrospective reviews and physician training. The result is a more complete, accurate record that appropriately reflects the quality of care while increasing the accuracy of coding and reimbursement.

ICD-10 solutions

3M has international experience helping organizations transition to ICD-10 as well as over a decade of experience designing and developing ICD-10 code sets for CMS. This expertise can help you make a successful ICD-10 transition. We offer an array of tools and programs to translate systems, test workflow and train HIM, clinical staff and physicians for ICD-10 readiness.

Medical dictation and transcription

3M offers mobile, web-based and client-server solutions to help physicians provide faster, more accurate documentation, while improving the productivity of HIM staff and protecting patient safety and privacy. The capabilities include technology for dictation, front- and back-end speech recognition, electronic signature, transcription and editing applications.

Online medical records

EHRs are expected to expand the volume of transcribed documentation as more paper-based notes are captured electronically or digitally. 3M can help you manage the deluge of electronic documents with tools to efficiently capture, store, retrieve, access and release patient records.

Coding and billing compliance

In today’s highly regulated healthcare environment, it is crucial to know that the way health information is accessed and used complies with privacy, security, payment and quality reporting rules. 3M offers solutions to manage release of information, track disclosures, identify inconsistent coded data, verify medical necessity and monitor core measures.

Medical records abstracting

3M software for medical records abstracting helps HIM professionals efficiently collect, aggregate and report on data for inpatient and outpatient visits.

*3M Codefinder Software was ranked the top software product for the KLAS market segment Medical Records Coding in 2010 (2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services).

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