IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precise and accurate clinical documentation is vital for hospitals in today’s value-based health care environment. To help hospitals, Vizient, Inc. has launched a new Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) solution designed to support the implementation of best-in-class processes, education and training.
“Improving Clinical Documentation is essential for assessing quality of care. It is about properly documenting the resources consumed, proper evaluation on a comparative scale, clearly stating case mix and precisely reporting the severity of the patient populations served by the hospital,” said Erik Axter, managing principal at Vizient. “In order to improve and realize the benefits, it requires a program that focuses on people, processes, tools and technology. Our solution combines those elements with industry expertise in CDI to deliver results to the organization.”
The Vizient CDI solution, supported by data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base/Resource ManagerTM, helps hospitals:
- Accurately represent their Case Mix Index
- Improve clinical documentation to accurately reflect quality indicators
- Identify inconsistencies in documentation to improve clinical operations
- Implement best-in-class processes, education and training
- Increase physician and clinician engagement and understanding of appropriate documentation
Aman Sabharwal, MD, MHA, CPHM and a senior principal at Vizient, has more than 20 years of healthcare experience including optimizing clinical value analysis programs, hospitalist programs (and other physician practices), care coordination services, clinical documentation improvement services, clinical quality & utilization, and health system transformational services. Sabharwal is leading the Vizient CDI team.
“Clinical documentation improvement is really a quality of care initiative. It’s about working with the healthcare providers to ensure that their documentation shows medical decision-making, which reflects acuity and complexity of care, severity of illness and risk of mortality,” said Sabharwal. “Accurately documenting the severity of medical conditions is instrumental in improving patient care.”
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and nonacute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.