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Press Release: Children’s National Health System Selects Artifact Health Mobile Query
Leading pediatric hospital selects Artifact based on company’s proven success with other major hospitals

Artifact Health, which provides the first and only mobile app that streamlines the physician query process, announced today that Children’s National Health System, ranked among the top 10 children's hospitals and #1 in the nation for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report, selected Artifact’s solution to improve the quality of patient records and ensure full reimbursement for services.

Children’s National, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. And, with over 300 beds, Children’s National sees more than 200,000 patients annually.

According to Alec King, Children’s National EVP and Chief Financial Officer, "Artifact’s mobile query solution gives physicians an easier way to respond to CDI and coding questions that add greater specificity to the patient’s record. We wanted to ease the burden on our physicians, so they could spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on patient care."

Physician queries are vital for accurate medical coding, which factors into proper reimbursement and quality scores for the hospital and physician – but traditionally have been primarily a manual, multi-step process. Children’s National will integrate Artifact with its Cerner patient record system so physicians can respond to queries quickly in one step.

"Leading hospitals like Children’s National understand the deep connections among accurate physician documentation, coding and quality scores," said Marisa MacClary, co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health. "Improving physician query workflow makes a measurable impact on scores and helps hospitals secure full reimbursement for the care they provide. We’re looking forward to working closely with Children’s National to bring efficiency and convenience to their physicians, CDI specialists and coders."

About Artifact Health
Artifact Health provides the first and only mobile app that streamlines the physician query process so hospitals can improve the quality of patient records and ensure full reimbursement for services. Already in use by thousands of physicians, Artifact simplifies what is traditionally a time-consuming, paper-based process, allowing physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere in seconds. By shortening the time required to complete queries by up to 20x, Artifact helps hospitals complete more accurate queries, which can translate into millions of dollars in revenue. Visit www.artifacthealth.com to learn more.

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