From the article in Healthcare IT News:
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 a manual, multi-step process. Children's National was using Microsoft Outlook email to communicate about physician queries.
Physicians often would have multiple steps to go through to complete a request for patient record documentation clarification, and the e-mail process presented more administrative burden. Tracking responses and measuring results was cumbersome for staff and leadership. Click here to read full article.