SOURCE: VitalWare

VitalWare

August 19, 2014 08:30 ET

Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. Selects VitalWare™ for Their ICD-10 Partner

YAKIMA, WA and SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - VitalWare, the leader in business intelligence for ICD-10 and beyond, announced today that Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., a hospital based, multispecialty physician services company and leading national anesthesia services provider, will be utilizing its iDocuMint™ tool to assist their physicians in the transition to ICD-10.

iDocuMint is the physician productivity enhancement tool that facilitates specific and complete documentation for accurate code assignment and bill preparation under ICD-10. Powered by VitalWare's patent-pending, proprietary physician documentation engine, ICD Sherpa™, iDocuMint bridges the documentation gaps between the ICD-9 codes used today and the documentation requirements needed for tomorrow.

As part of the partnership, Sheridan's more than 3,000 physicians will use the cloud-based iDocuMint application via smart phone, tablet or computer to assist in complete and accurate documentation of patient charts.

"Our challenge was how to educate thousands of physicians on ICD-10 in a cost efficient and effective way," stated Denise Longman, VP & Chief Compliance Officer at Sheridan Healthcare. "We were convinced that iDocuMint was the answer when we saw how easy it was for a physician to capture the clinical terms they already knew. With the deployment of iDocuMint, we anticipate improving our documentation while minimizing our financial and productivity losses expected under ICD-10."

"We are excited to partner with Sheridan Healthcare. Through innovative technologies and laser focused education, Sheridan is leading the nation in preparing their physicians for the increased documentation requirements under ICD-10," said Kerry Martin, President and CEO of VitalWare. "Utilizing iDocuMint will assist in their initiatives to remediate the risks of decreased physician productivity and potential revenue loss brought on by the transition," Mr. Martin added.

Since 2011, VitalWare's team of clinical and coding experts has been linking ICD-10 vocabulary and "alias" terms with their corresponding medical concepts, creating ICD Sherpa. ICD Sherpa is the intelligence backbone to VitalWare's product line, including iDocuMint, VitalCDI, VitalCoder and VitalAuditor, facilitating organizational continuity by providing consistent search results throughout their suite of products.

About VitalWare
VitalWare contributes to next generation revenue cycle success by delivering innovative, cloud-based technology solutions that enrich and integrate key processes including documentation, coding, billing and auditing. Delivered with an unwavering commitment to service and support, VitalWare solutions positively impact fiscal health for providers, payers and healthcare vendors. For more information visit www.vitalware.com, email info@vitalware.com, or call 855.464.2310.

About Sheridan Healthcare, Inc.
Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. is a national hospital-based, multispecialty physician services company that provides anesthesiology, radiology, emergency medicine, neonatology and other pediatric subspecialties. Sheridan, its subsidiaries and affiliates currently operate in 25 states and employ more than 2,800 providers. Sheridan's anesthesiology division, established in 1953, has become the leading anesthesia services provider in the country. In addition to physician and allied health services, Sheridan also provides support, training and management in non-clinical areas. Sheridan is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a certified physician organization.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Leslee Paganelli
    Email Contact
    (855) 464-2310 ext 650