Cleveland Clinic is running patient charts through a cycle of analytics during hospital stays to look for indicators of potential complications that could arise. The initiative is called DERT, for Documentation, Extraction, Reporting and Transformation.

Starting with heart patients in April 2011, teams from the coding, quality and coding documentation improvement units began manually entering diagnosis and treatment codes and other data elements from the charts into clinical document improvement software from 3M Health Information Systems, Salt Lake City.

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