Artifact Health Inc., a leading innovator in physician-centric clinical documentation improvement (CDI) solutions, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine that uses Artifact’s physician query management and education platform to give physicians an easier way to respond to CDI questions that add greater specificity to the patient’s record. An initial pilot of the Artifact platform at Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, showed improved accuracy and completeness of physician documentation.
"We were pleased with the outcome of the pilot," says Peter Greene, M.D., chief medical information officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. "The physician response rate increased and the system improved our tracking and reporting of patient’s clinical conditions. This can directly impact treatment decisions about our patients in addition to improving the accuracy of our coding."
Johns Hopkins Medicine expects to have Artifact’s platform deployed to The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital by early spring 2017.
The Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center (TIC) integrated Artifact’s cloud-based platform with JHM’s electronic medical record system, Epic. "The TIC is an extension of Johns Hopkins’ standard of excellence in education, research and clinical care," says Mark Shaver, vice president of business development and strategic alliances for Johns Hopkins Medicine. "Developing and commercializing digital health products keeps Johns Hopkins at the forefront of technology, which is critical to solving clinical problems with innovative solutions."
"We are excited to build on years of collaboration with Johns Hopkins," says Marisa MacClary, CEO of Artifact Health. "Johns Hopkins has always embraced a progressive and thoughtful IT approach and understands that clinicians need modern, convenient and easy-to-use technologies to manage administrative demands while continuing to provide the highest quality of care to their patients."
About Artifact Health
Artifact Health streamlines the physician query process to help hospitals and physician practices improve the quality of patient medical records and the accuracy of coded data for proper reimbursement and quality reporting. A mobile interface makes it easier for physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere. Artifact works alongside existing CDI software and integrates with EMR systems so that physician responses generate addenda in the record. For more information, please visit www.artifacthealth.com.