Working with over 100 NHS Trusts and Health Boards in the UK and Ireland, 3M is the UK’s leading provider of advanced software tools and services that helps health care organisations capture, classify, and manage accurate health care information. 3M helps ensure the quality of information, which drives a health care organisation's ability to manage revenue, comply with regulations, improve quality of patient care and manage resources effectively.
3M has proven success to work in partnership with other suppliers and has achieved its exceptional UK market adoption by maintaining close working relationships with all the major EHR suppliers over many years.
It is crucial for service planning, activity forecasting, financial management, local and national benchmarking and population health management that all relevant activity is correctly recorded as coded clinical data. 3M Medicode core encoder’s in-built prompts and flags guide the user, optimising coding efficiency by improving the accuracy and speed of the creation of the coded clinical data.
As the whole NHS moves to the single clinical language SNOMED® CT to support better clinical decision making, the finalised data must be provided in the mandated classifications to allow for data aggregation, comparison and to simplify financial uses.
3M Medicode 360 uses clinical data from the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and integrated clinical systems and supports the coder by automating the mapping, validation, and code selection process.
Real-time user prompts in HRGa direct the coder to consider additional information for the current episode of care. Trust income depends on the accuracy of the HRGs generated from the coded clinical data; HRGa works within the Medicode encoder to help the coder produce the most accurate coded data for every patient episode.
Drive consistency of coding in your Trust with the TC module that not only increases coding capacity by speeding the input of the coded clinical data but also improves coding accuracy.
This module enables consistency of coded clinical data irrespective of setting whilst the functionality allows Trust managed pick-lists to be used by non-coding staff.
Designed to ensure the accurate recording of casemix by identifying relevant medical history. The MHA module fits seamlessly within the coding workflow and prompts the coder to further review patient records based upon the data previously recorded for that patient. This unique method of data capture reduces the incidence of data omission and inaccurate HRG thereby ensuring accurate reimbursement.
Specifically designed to validate the assigned clinical coding and resultant HRG, the Data Quality Assurance module works within the Medicode encoder to ensure accurate reimbursement whilst presenting real-time actionable data via a dashboard which is available to the Trust Coding & Information management teams.
By leveraging the power of our Analytics Suite, 3M has introduced 3M Data Quality Analytics interactive (DQAi) which alerts your coders of potential errors as they occur at the time of coding.
This major process change reduces the incidence of errors ensuring that a higher proportion of the data is Right First Time without significantly impacting the timeliness of the data.
Transforming your coding process to improve and validate your Trust’s data quality to ensure its reliable, accurate, comprehensive, timely.
Using the full NHS clinical coding audit methodology in line with NHS digital requirements, Integrity Plus auditing solution is designed to streamline the audit process by working within the Medicode encoder. The resultant improvements to auditor efficiency allows for a larger percentage of activity to be routinely validated.