With the adoption of new technologies and ICD-10 conversion impacting the U.S. healthcare system, providers must constantly assess how health information is used to deliver quality patient care.
Clearwater, Fla. (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
The benefits gained by Stockton, Calif.-based Dameron Hospital from Pyramid Health Care Solution’s comprehensive health information management (HIM) services, including improved quality, efficiency and physician satisfaction, are described in a new case study article now available from Pyramid.
The case study conveys how Dameron Hospital, a fully accredited, not-for-profit 202-bed community hospital, after losing its in-house HIM director, explored the concept of outsourcing HIM to a third party. Its objective: cost- and resource-effective solutions to improve its HIM functions, including coding quality. The hospital retained Pyramid to meet these goals.
The article describes how Pyramid first conducted education and regular audits to improve coding quality and diagnosis-related group (DRG) assignment. Pyramid implemented EduCode modules to help hospital coders improve the quality of their coding – a critical element from both a revenue and compliance standpoint. The seamless integration with Pyramid resulted in better HIM functions, most importantly coding, and improved physician satisfaction with the medical records group.
Another service highlighted is Dameron Hospital’s use of Pyramid to handle implementing electronic health records at the hospital. The case study details how the transition to electronic records allowed physicians to complete charts at home, resulting in quicker turnaround time for completion, and led to cost savings for the hospital.
“With the adoption of new technologies and ICD-10 conversion impacting the U.S. healthcare system, providers must constantly assess how health information is used to deliver quality patient care,” stated Nav Ranajee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pyramid. “Working with an HIM partner can help a hospital identify the strengths and challenges of the HIM department, and find ways to improve performance.”
The case study, which also includes commentary from Nancy Lushbaugh, Director of Health Information Management at Dameron Hospital, is available on the Pyramid website at http://www.pyramidhs.com/landing/dameron-him-case-study.html.
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About Pyramid Healthcare Solutions
Founded in 1985, Pyramid Healthcare Solutions partners with healthcare providers to assess, validate and resolve gaps in their revenue cycle, leading to improved and sustainable financial results. Owned by Avantha, Pyramid offers a complete best-practice suite of revenue cycle solutions, including coding services (on-site and remote), HIM services, cancer registry, revenue cycle, revenue discovery, charge capture, accounts receivable management, patient financial services, human resources, managed care services, and education and training. Headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., Pyramid employs more than 300 credentialed, knowledgeable healthcare professionals and best practices developed with more than 500 clients. For more information on Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, visit http://www.pyramidhs.com.
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