Halifax Health using AI to engage, support physicians

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health IT contract wins and go-lives.

* Halifax Health in Daytona Beach has gone live on Nuance Communications artificial intelligence applications to augment its electronic health record system, which are improving workflows and the quality of documentation.

The goal is to better engage physicians around quality initiatives. Physicians are adding documentation specificity at the point of care, reducing the need for the clinical documentation improvement team to query doctors for additional information.

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* Berkshire Health System, with three hospitals in Massachusetts, will implement the web-based Meditech Expanse Enterprise electronic health record system that includes ambulatory and acute care modules. The organization is focusing on giving providers an interoperable EHR to ensure a complete patient picture across all care settings. “Having an EHR with the flexibility for our on-call physicians to easily access patient records from a variety of mobile and web-based platforms is vital to advancing operational efficiencies,” says Mark Snowise, MD, a family practitioner and medical director of informatics acute care.

* The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston Hospital Center has been using a Mazor X System in its growing spine program and now is getting a second system, becoming the first hospital in the nation to have two of the robotic systems.

More than 1,500 spine surgeries are done annually at the facility, with 600 of the procedures using the Mazor X platform to give patients a minimally invasive surgical option for spinal operations. “As a leader in spine surgery, we are committed to delivering exceptional care and the best possible outcomes for our patients,” says John Deardorff, CEO at 187-bed Reston Hospital Center.

* Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is an early adopter Dx Gap Advisor software from Change Healthcare to help insurers automatically identify possible undocumented diagnostic codes and alert providers to address the identified risk adjustment gaps. With providers and insurers working together the goal is to avoid manual chart reviews, ensure accurate and complete data, improve payer-provider collaboration and increase provider satisfaction. The analytics scoring engine also confirms an individual’s medical record to support complete and accurate diagnosis data capture.

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