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3M 360 Encompass System Leverages InterSystems Ensemble to Integrate Coding, Clinical Documentation, and Performance Monitoring on a Common Platform

Cambridge MA — October 26, 2012—InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced that its application partner 3M Health Information Systems has been recognized with the InterSystems Award for Breakthrough Applications at the ninth annual Connected Health Symposium in Boston. At a time when healthcare reform is driving a pay-for-outcomes model, InterSystems has honored the 3M 360 Encompass System as a breakthrough application for helping healthcare IT leaders more efficiently address complex reimbursement challenges.

With nearly 30 years of experience and over 5,000 hospital clients worldwide, 3M Health Information Systems has integrated multiple coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and performance monitoring processes on a single platform, leveraging InterSystems Ensemble® for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. The 3M 360 Encompass System reduces the inefficiencies of multiple coding and documentation processes and the added costs of unconnected systems.

3M Health Information Systems selected InterSystems Ensemble because of its reputation for performance, reliability, rapid development, and advanced management.  By unifying coding, clinical documentation edits and guidelines, classification grouping, and terminology content in a single, integrated workflow on a common platform, the 3M 360 Encompass System helps healthcare facilities achieve greater productivity, complete documentation for better coded data, more accurate reimbursement, and actionable data to improve patient care processes.

“The 3M 360 Encompass System enables substantial productivity improvements  for both inpatient and outpatient coding – the result of deep integration, advanced NLP technology, and greater workflow efficiency,” said Michael Bee, Business Director for 3M 360 Encompass. “Developing on Ensemble allowed us more time to innovate. With a high-performance integration engine, we spend less time troubleshooting and more time on product enhancement.”

“By unifying coding, clinical documentation, and terminology content expertise, the 3M 360 Encompass System enables accurate reimbursement and cost reduction across the healthcare continuum. 3M Health Information Systems has developed a breakthrough solution for connected healthcare that benefits not only hospitals and healthcare providers, but also the patients they serve,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “This innovative approach makes it a pleasure to recognize our application partner 3M Health Information Systems with the InterSystems Breakthrough Application Award.”

About InterSystems

InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world’s most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems HealthShare is a strategic healthcare informatics platform for information exchange and analytics within a hospital network, and across a community, region or nation. InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top ten hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

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About 3M Health Information Systems

Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, mobile physician applications, case mix and quality outcomes reporting, and document management. Our robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services also support the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record (EHR) system. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance.

Editorial Contacts

Catherine Marenghi
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