TruCode Rolls Out New Encoder Web Services for Integration into Healthcare IT Applications
Jan 14, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
TruCode, a medical coding software company, announced a new encoder "cloud-based" offering for healthcare IT vendors.
According to a release, TruCode's Encoder Essentials is a set of web services and components that enable business partners to easily integrate encoder functionality directly into their systems without separate encoder interfaces or onsite software. The announcement was made by Thomas Golden, Co-Founder and CTO of TruCode.
"TruCode is the first company to offer complete encoder capabilities through web services, making it the encoder-inside for computer assisted coding (CAC), clinical documentation improvement (CDI), HIS, EMR and other coding technology companies," says Golden.
TruCode's Encoder Essentials have already been integrated into ChartWise (ChartWise CDI), BayScribe (v6 CAC), Dolbey (Fusion CACe), M*Modal's (Fluency for Coding), Precyse (precyseCode), and PlatoCode.
According to Robin Stults RHIA, CHC and Senior Vice President of Health Information Management at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, "Integrating encoders into the CAC process, versus interfacing them, is the future of coding workflow, particularly in light of new ICD-10 demands."
"Application logistics are difficult without integrated solutions and the symbiotic nature of natural language understanding and encoder rules make it a perfect pairing. Coders will appreciate the ease of using this type of integrated technology, and health care professionals will appreciate the concept of a solution within a solution," continues Stults.
All components needed for accurate and effective clinical coding can be embedded into web pages or any other application that can display HTML content for rapid access by coding personnel, the company said. These include such valuable restheces as code books, grouping, pricing, edits, references and more, available via a broadband internet connection.
"With embedded Web Services, coders have access to coding tools wherever they need them, not just inside their encoder. When tools are readily available, coders are more productive and more accurate in their coding. Any system that allows codes to be assigned can benefit from adding TruCode's tools as an integral part of the solution," adds Golden.
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