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M*Modal Catalyst for Quality Now Available

Product offers major advances for healthcare providers.
Posted Nov 27, 2012
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Clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding provider M*Modal has announced the availability of M*Modal Catalyst for Quality.

Using M*Modal's advanced natural language understanding, M*Modal Catalyst for Quality represents a major step forward in enabling health information managers and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists to quickly and easily access previously inaccessible data buried in remotely stored electronic health records (EHRs), dictated notes, and other medical documentation, such as lab results.

"M*Modal Catalyst for Quality is all about capturing the entire patient story, combining transcription and front-end speech recognition with EHR data and making it immediately usable for driving quality improvements," said Mike Raymer, M*Modal's senior vice president of solutions management, in a statement. "By building a complete, more insightful patient record, M*Modal's solution readily identifies CDI measures, summarizes all evidence, and creates workflows to target and address deficiencies early in the process."

The majority of a healthcare organization's data is captured in a traditional narrative or unstructured form. Until now, providers have been extremely limited in their ability to identify, beyond simple keyword searches, the deeper context and meaning within notes documenting the physician-patient encounter. M*Modal Catalyst for Quality uncovers that information, allowing users to easily identify and implement quality measures for better productivity, control costs, patient care, and outcomes.

M*Modal Catalyst for Quality comes preloaded with industry-standard CDI rules, and provides a unique and highly flexible platform for medical coders and quality managers to address other measures without costly software upgrades. This enables hospitals, clinics and practices to more easily transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and tackle a wide variety of information management needs.

The solution is part of the M*Modal Catalyst portfolio of products and can be fully integrated with the M*Modal Fluency family of speech understanding solutions. This integration maximizes M*Modal's cloud-based speech understanding technology. More applications within the M*Modal Catalyst product family are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The company also announced several new customer signings  for its Fluency for Imaging solution. These new customers include the following:

  • Abercrombie Radiological Consultants, Inc. (Tenn.)
  • Advanced Diagnostic Radiology (Md.)
  • Brazosport Memorial Hospital (Texas)
  • Lakeland Healthcare Group (Ill.)
  • Midland Memorial Hospital (Texas)
  • Reston Radiology Consultants (Va.)
  • The Washington Hospital (Pa.)

M*Modal’s Fluency for Imaging Reporting combines speech understanding technology with real-time prompts, unified worklists and departmental business analytics to measurably improve multimedia reporting and workflow management for fast and accurate diagnostic interpretations. 

“M*Modal brings a deep understanding of radiology reporting as well as advanced technology to helping radiologists develop efficient and effective workflows and clinical documentation,” said Mike Raymer, M*Modal’s senior vice president of Solutions Management. “With these new customers, Fluency for Imaging is getting traction in the market for its ability to deliver accurate, complete, compliant and structured reports, improving revenue and patient outcomes.”

This platform is part of the Fluency family of cloud-based applications, all of which electronically capture the patient story and automatically create the appropriate medical codes for reimbursement via M*Modal’s Speech Understanding platform. Announced in May, the M*Modal Fluency family was designed to orchestrate information-enabled dynamic workflows that improve the quality, completeness and compliance of clinical documentation.

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