The new software system, "Compliance+TM", is the latest offering from the healthcare engineers at Baltimore-based Salar, Inc. (www.Salarinc.com). Salar develops products that improve healthcare quality through secure, paperless transactions and electronic medical records.
Deployment at UPMC
Executives at UPMC have announced they are implementing Compliance+TM in their Medical Procedures Unit (MPU) at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital (http://presbyterian.upmc.com/). Some 60 physicians and nurses will use the system with patients to document care. Initially, Compliance+TM documents will be printed and scanned into the hospital's document imaging and chart completion system. Over time, as Compliance+TM is expanded to additional areas within the hospital, UPMC plans to integrate it with their electronic medical records (EMR) and ancillary systems.
UPMC is the first hospital in the nation to use Compliance+TM after it had been pilot tested. The results of the pilot, conducted at another leading academic medical center, showed an increase of 12 percent in case mix index, a leading determinant for inpatient revenues.
How It Works
Compliance+TM helps build hospital revenue using a patent-pending technology that enables "Remote Concurrent Coding" (RCC). RCC leads to more comprehensive and accurate documentation,