Designed for Health Information Managers
Health Information Management is a highly skilled profession and deserves the tools and technologies that are absent in Health Information Services departments; code focus is the tool that is designed specifically for HIMs.
Health Information Managers invest years at university in addition to ongoing education, ensuring they have the latest coding knowledge for timely and accurate coding. They often work under trying conditions and make decisions based on incomplete and / or inaccurate information putting hospital funding at risk.
code focus is 'fit for purpose', not a tool that is 'made to fit'.
Reduce average coding completion time
Using code focus, health services have been able to reduce their coding completion time - the time between a patient being discharged and that episode being coded - by up to 50%.
- understand your budget position, sooner
- reinvest resource savings into other areas
- identify episodes for auditing closer to the coding date - keeping the information fresh.
Automate and streamline HIM staff allocation, identifying episodes of interest and assigning episodes based on medical specialty, coder experience and aptitude, optimising staff utilisation. Filter by attributes such as complexity, specialty, and location.
On discharge, code focus automatically assigns the episode to the next available and / or most appropriate resource.
Staff access their pre-populated work-list and code the episodes that have been assigned to them
Peer review & auditing
code focus automatically scans episodes and highlights any potential erroneous coding
Staff access their audited episodes, where code changes are highlighted and annotated
Reduce future errors
Staff use the feedback for education and push towards 'first time right'