Nov 5 2012
Toronto, ON, Canada — Today at the Ontario Health Association’s (OHA) HealthAchieve conference in Toronto, Accentus Inc. and CHIM Consulting Inc. announced they have signed teaming agreements. By leveraging their combined industry expertise, resources and data analysis software, Accentus and CHIM will offer coding re-abstraction studies, data quality and analysis consulting services to health care organizations throughout Canada. .
“Engaging experienced professional and objective HIM experts to carry out the audit ensures an accurate and impartial view of the quality of the data,” said Doris Gemmell Director of Coding Services at Accentus.“Working with CHIM enables us to offer clients the best of our combined expertise using experienced, certified HIM professionals with multiple years’ experience in coding and re-abstraction studies with the best data analysis software available to accurately validate data quality.”
Independent validation of data quality has many direct benefits for hospitals and the quality of coding affects numerous aspects of hospital operations.“Organizations are utilizing data to plan and improve care,” said Gail Crook, CEO of CHIM Inc. “Timely and accurate data is essential to making effective evidence-based decisions, which ultimately impacts any health care organizations ability to meet the health care needs of its patients.”
Indicators such as such as the Hospital Standardized Mortality Rate (HSMR) provide vital information using coded and abstracted data from the patient record.Hospitals use the data and tie it to actions to make a difference in quality of care.As provinces link funding formulas more closely with data, as Ontario is doing using Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM), ensuring the accuracy of coding and abstracting is more important than ever.Re-abstraction studies ensure that the information used by government and other agencies to support the health care system truly represents the complexity of patient care and the services provided to them.
To learn more about the coding re-abstraction services visit Accentus Inc. and CHIMA at Ontario HealthAchieve between the 5th – 7th November 1012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Accentus Inc. is at booth #920 and CHIMA is at booth #1229.
Accentus is the premier service provider for Health Information Management Services (HIM) in North America. Accentus delivers a comprehensive suite of transcription, document scanning, data abstraction and medical coding to hospitals and HIM consulting services, independent physicians and medical clinics.
Our solutions create efficient patient information workflows which benefit patient care, improve physician productivity, ensuring the accuracy of patient data required for provincial funding and maximize value for the entire healthcare organization through end-to-end health information management solutions.
CHIM Information Consulting Inc. (CHIM Inc.) is a private consulting corporation and business division of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). Established over ten years ago, CHIM Inc. has developed one of the most extensive HIM™ consulting resource databases in Canada.
CHIM Inc. provides a full complement of efficient and reliable health information management expertise and solutions to the industry, from re-abstraction studies and strategic operational reviews to providing ICD-10 expertise. CHIM consultants are among the most highly qualified HIM™ professionals in Canada and are uniquely certified to provide expert HIM™ advice and support to health care organizations in Canada and the United States.