3M Health Information Systems in November will make commercially available cloud-hosted computer-assisted coding software for small hospitals.

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, Ky., a 75-bed facility, was the developmental partner for the technology, which essentially is a stripped down version of 3M’s 360 Encompass suite of health information management software. 3M started working on the software in February 2013 after conducting an audit at Twin Lake and the CFO bemoaned that vendors aren’t paying attention to the ICD-10 needs of small hospitals, and he feared lost productivity when the ICD-10 coding system goes into effect.

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