ezDI Launches ezCDI™ Essential and Announces Partnership With HCPro at ACDIS 2017
ezDI proudly introduces the most powerful workflow management and optimization software in the CDI application market, ezCDI Essential
Louisville, KY, June 9, 2017 (Newswire.com) - ezDI proudly introduces the most powerful workflow management and optimization software in the CDI application market, ezCDI Essential. Additionally, ezDI is announcing that they have joined forces with HCPro, a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. With the ezDI/HCPro partnership, the ezCDI Essential application will deliver HCPro's industry acclaimed training modules for CDI staff and coders within ezCDI Essential.
ezCDI Essential is a no-nonsense CDI software designed by CDI professionals for CDI departments. ezDI can deliver best-in-class CDI software to hospital CDI teams in a matter of hours at an economical price. ezCDI Essential brings the CDI team, an Encoder, Physician Queries and CDI metrics together in single easy-to-use application. It empowers the CDI team to maximize chart reviews and send pertinent physicians queries with 2-3 mouse clicks within a convenient user interface.
ezCDI Essential incorporates electronic code books and encoder components that are fundamental for a CDI specialist to function at peak performance. MS-DRG and all specialty groupers are available as add-ons, based on hospital requirements. ezCDI Essential provides CDI leadership with pivotal capabilities like configurable worklists, work assignment and prioritization capability. There are over 90 distinctive query templates delivered out-of-the-box with a query design tool that allows CDI staff to add new templates. ezCDI Essential automatically tracks queries and creates reports and dashboards on CDI query metrics. Collaboration with coders and automated reconciliation of DRGs between CDI and coders is available, but does require additional interfacing.
ezCDI Essential elegantly tackles two of the biggest hurdles that hospitals face with implementing a full-blown NLP-based, computer-assisted CDI software:
1) No lengthy commitment of already stretched IT resources for interface development. With ezCDI Essential, hospitals needn't worry about complex interface projects and long implementation cycles. There are no server-grade hardware requirements and zero IT footprint. Packaged beautifully and delivered via a HIPAA-compliant cloud, ezCDI Essential simply requires an ADT interface to get the CDI team up and running.
2) Capital budget approval and lengthy software licensing agreements. ezCDI Essential, is furnished as month-to-month, pay-as-you-go software-as-a-service (SaaS) at a reasonable cost; $499 - $999 per month/user. This allows finance to allocate software expenditure as an operating expense line item, eliminating the need for capital request approval.
For organizations that are implementing a new CDI program, or have a mature CDI program in place, ezCDI Essential delivers all of the tools necessary to streamline the workflow within the department. In this era of limited travel budgets and increasing workload, providing HCPro’s e-learning modules within ezCDI Essential ensures that CDI staff are afforded vital initial and follow-on training and the ability to take full advantage of this unique learning opportunity to enhance their professional skills.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ezDI, Inc. focuses on developing healthcare IT solutions that leverage cutting-edge technologies including Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, Semantic Web, and High Performance Computing. The goal is to put operational data in the hands of healthcare professionals to help them proactively identify patients at risk, patterns in disease and treatment outcomes. ezDI builds intuitive healthcare IT solutions spanning Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Computer-assisted Coding (CAC), Medical Transcription, Analytics, and more. ezDI has been named as one of the top 100 highly innovative companies at TiECon 2014 and ranked #1 in the Semantic Evaluation of Clinical Data (SemEval) competition for the year 2015.
HCPro, an H3.Group brand, is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HCPro is a pioneer in the delivery of Web-based information, resources and content on "The Business of Healthcare" to managers in the healthcare industry. HCPro developed a series of unique Internet-based solutions, including Web sites, online information centers, electronic product distribution, electronic site licenses, and strategic distribution alliances.
For more information, please visit http://www.ezdi.com/
Terry Ciesla, EVP
Source: ezDI, Inc. and HCPro, an H3.Group brand