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Leverage technology to boost quality and revenue

Clinical documentation integrity (CDI) is a strategic necessity that goes far beyond optimized claims processing. A complete, accurate clinical story supports patient care, quality outcomes, compliance risk management and revenue integrity. CDI leaders know their teams need to focus on cases with the greatest potential impact on quality, risk adjustment and financial outcomes.

With 3M’s artificial intelligence (AI) tools, your team can zero in on the cases that matter most by automating queries, prioritizing worklists and improving outcomes with collaborative workflows. Computer-assisted CDI enhances collaboration between CDI, coding, quality, care management and other teams, helping to identify such patient safety concerns as incompletely or inaccurate documentation, coding or patient care issues. Our CDI AI capability is flexible and transparent, and clients can customize rules, logic and targets. With powerful data analytics and expert coaching, you can continually monitor and improve CDI performance and impact.


Resources for inpatient CDI

Want to know more? Check out what our clients and 3M experts have to say about our inpatient CDI solutions.

  • Explore the far reaching benefits of using AI to embed clinical intelligence into physician and CDI workflows—enhancing documentation integrity upfront, within the electronic health record (EHR), at the point of care.

  • Houlahan & Stence � Using Performance Data to Improve Service Line Workflow � Described Video (STEPHEN HOULAHAN) Our journey into process improvement with the cardiothoracic service line at Sharp HealthCare, for me, began many years ago when I was the lead supervisor of the surgical intensive care unit. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life logo appears on screen with title text that reads, "Using performance data to improve service line workflow." Stephen Houlahan begins speaking and title text appears on screen over video. Stephen Houlahan, senior clinical documentation specialist, Sharp HealthCare. (STEPHEN HOULAHAN) Fast forward, I found myself working with the cardiothoracic surgeons that, at one time, I was elbow to elbow with in patient care. And then I found myself having to ask them questions about their documentation, questions about the specificity of congestive heart failure. (PAM STENCE) We all sat down to figure out what the problems were. We analyzed the data. We realized that there were documentation gaps, and then we worked, collaboratively, with the service line to educate the physicians so that we can improve the reimbursement and the quality on that service line. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) Pam Stence begins speaking, and title text appears on screen over video, Pam Stence, director of clinical documentation improvement, Sharp HealthCare. (PAM STENCE) We've had very positive results, although it was very difficult. We worked with physicians. We worked with the managers. We worked with nurses, the management structure within cardiac services, as well as the operating room, as well as coding. (STEPHEN HOULAHAN) Often, the cardiothoracic surgeons may not want to document a major comorbid condition because they might feel it might reflect negatively upon them. So, as a CDI specialist, we need to create a relationship with them so that they have a certain comfort level to write these things down so that they don't feel that they are going to have some sort of quality deficit that is going to be attributed to them. Then, we can start to actually capture the full complexity of their patients. (PAM STENCE) By seeing what positive results we had with the cardiac service line, we'll be working with other service lines where we see there's opportunity. The financial benefit's always nice because that's what's important to administration. However, ultimately, the documentation and the record improved, and the quality scores will improve as a result of that. The reporting, such as the star ratings, Leapfrog, Health Grade, those scores will also improve, and it will improve the physician's profile online as well. So it's a win-win for everybody. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life logo appears on screen and fades away.

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    Video: Using performance data to improve service-line workflow

    A laser focus on their cardiothoracic service line helps clinicians at Sharp Health document cases precisely and improve patient care.

  • Andrea Eastwood 01 � CDI Prioritization with the 3M 360 Encompass System � Described Video (ANDREA EASTWOOD) Our partnership with 3M has been key to our success. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life� logo appears on screen with title text that reads, "CDI prioritization with the 3M 360 Encompass� System." (ANDREA EASTWOOD) We've implemented our 3M 360 Encompass application in a standard format across 43 hospitals. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) Andrea Eastwood begins speaking and title text appears on screen over video. Andrea Eastwood, Director of Clinical Encounter and Documentation Excellence, Trinity Health. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) We have seen some of our sites improve their productivity significantly when they not only use the tool, but use it in an optimized manner. We've seen them increase their total reviews from about 12 total reviews a day to 22 reviews a day, and so they are able to cover more cases, identify more opportunities. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) It's hard to assign a direct dollar value to that, but we have worked with some sites and they have improved their financial performance by over a million dollars in about a six-month timeframe when they have optimized use of the CDI software system. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) The CDI system has evolved since we implemented it in many ways. When we first started, we were using the core functionality logging findings, presenting queries to the documentation improvement specialists. And then when CDI priority factor came about, it allowed us to then direct the CDSs to the cases they can make the most impact by implementing and turning on the auto-suggested working DRG for the CDSs. (ANDREA EASTWOOD) We have weekly calls with our 3M partners. They help us if we have any implementation obstacles. We have a local IS team that is just phenomenal and they work closely with 3M, again on the technical side. We work closely with 3M on the process side for both clinical documentation and coding. So they're just a phone call away. (DESCRIBED VIDEO) 3M Science Applied to Life� logo appears on screen and fades away.

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    Video: CDI prioritization with the 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System

    At several key sites, Trinity Health used CDI worklist prioritization to improve financial performance by more than a million dollars in six months.

  • Kettering uses CDI worklist prioritization to target six high-volume neurosurgery DRG groups and sets a high documentation integrity standard for all service lines.


Solutions for inpatient CDI

Want to know more about our 3M solutions and services for inpatient CDI? Choose your solution below.

  • Deliver real time clinical insights to clinicians as they document the complete patient story.

  • Expand your organization’s reach to all payers, all care settings and all lengths of stay with this solution for long term, sustained improvement.

  • Prioritize cases for review based on focus DRGs, length of stay, severity of illness, risk of mortality and more. Extend CDI reviews to include quality metrics, clinical validity and risk adjustment. Seamlessly integrate with the 3M 360 Encompass platform for computer-assisted coding.

  • Enhance chart review and query workflow with this cloud-based CDI solution that is great for community hospitals. Analyze the entire electronic patient record to provide CDI teams with in-depth insight to improve documentation accuracy. 

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