Geisinger Health System, Precyse Solutions and M*Modal Announce Strategic Partnership to Improve Clinical Documentation and Billing Efficiency

Danville and Wayne, PA Jan 11, 2011 – Danville and Wayne, Pa., January 11, 2011—Precyse Solutions, a leader in health information management (HIM) services and technologies, M*Modal, a pioneer of advanced speech understanding technologies, natural language processing (NLP), and provider of on-­‐demand conversational documentation, and Geisinger Health System, widely recognized for its implementation of innovative care models, today announced a first-­‐of-­‐its-­‐kind partnership to improve clinical documentation and coding accuracy.
Precyse’s automated, clinical documentation and natural language processing-­‐enabled (NLP) coding software features a robust, ICD-­‐10-­‐ready, NLP-­‐assisted coding engine driven by state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art NLP technology from M*Modal, that processes and understands human voice converting it to text and transforming it to information. This NLP-­‐enabled, automated coding technology bridges Geisinger’s electronic health record (EHR), dictation, transcription, coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes by capturing physician dictation, editing it, coding it and directing it into Geisinger’s EHR software platform.
Geisinger physicians will be able to dictate directly into the EHR with minimal impact to their current workflow patterns. Clinical information is electronically tagged to be easily searched, mined and analyzed by healthcare team members responsible for driving hospital care and outcomes. This solution will also accelerate an organization’s attainment of HITECH Meaningful Use.
The Precyse, M*Modal and Geisinger partnership will redesign revenue cycle workflow and will enhance coding efficiency while enabling fast and efficient responsiveness to physician queries. The partners aim to see this collaborative technology replicated across the country.
This single solution provides a snap shot of all necessary management, resource, and reporting tools for mission-­‐ critical health information management processes on one platform, easily monitored and managed through an easy-­‐to-­‐follow dashboard.
“Geisinger is eager to work with Precyse Solutions and M*Modal to innovate an enterprise-­‐wide solution to physician documentation in the EHR, creating vast opportunities for improvement across the documentation continuum,” noted Joan Topper, Vice President, IT Optimization, Geisinger Health System.
“Precyse is committed to finding newer and better ways to capture and format the clinical narrative to maintain health data integrity, drive EHR adoption and enable Meaningful Use compliance for our clients.” said Jeffrey Levitt, CEO and Founder, Precyse Solutions. “The reality today is that EHR implementation, adoption, and attaining Meaningful Use are major challenges for healthcare facilities and clinicians. Together with M*Modal, Precyse accepts physician affinity for dictation and transcription while meeting the facility’s objectives for improved healthcare delivery and superior information management. We are confident that this transformative partnership with Geisinger will surely generate extraordinary results.”
About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is a an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including advanced medical home and ProvenCare® (“warranty”) program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit