According to Harris, the new dashboard features an improved documentation process to help coding professionals, physicians and hospital executives by providing meaningful comparisons to other academic medical centers.
“Transparent benchmarking to meaningful cohorts such as internal colleagues and other AMCs adds significant value when reviewing documentation practices with our physicians,“ said Julian Steele, clinical documentation manager at UK HealthCare.
UK HealthCare is the clinical enterprise of the University of Kentucky and a member of Chicago-based University HealthSystem Consortium.
The dashboard also identifies specific opportunities for improvement and promotes physician and organizational learning.
“Harris' BI documentation and coding dashboard offers UK HealthCare a unique opportunity to benchmark against other consortium members with similar clinical and business objectives,“ said Tony Galluscio, vice president of enterprise solutions at Harris Healthcare Solutions.
Harris developed the BI dashboards in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic to address multiple operational and clinical challenges, including properly aligning hospital staff with the strategic objectives of the organization.
The dashboards cover quality performance improvement, access, cost and revenue, integrated disciplines, operation room and special purpose (influenza, pathology, pediatrics).
“The tool enables us to clearly show physician areas where they are not receiving appropriate credit for the severity of cases they are treating,“ said Steele.