Iodine Software Acquires ChartWise Medical Systems

Acquisition combines “Best in KLAS” workflow with Iodine’s market-leading clinical AI.

JUNE 10, 2021 — AUSTIN, Texas. — Iodine Software, a leading healthcare AI company, today announced it has acquired CDI Software and Services company ChartWise Medical Systems, overall winner of the 2021 Best in KLAS Award for CDI. The acquisition brings together two industry leaders and expands Iodine’s clinical predictions to more than 800 hospitals and health systems.

ChartWise represents Iodine’s second acquisition this year after recently acquiring mobile-based physician engagement platform Artifact Health. Iodine has experienced rapid growth over the last decade by applying its CognitiveML Engine to solve key health system mid-cycle revenue leakage challenges — the first healthcare application of its machine-learning technology. Today’s acquisition announcement further signals Iodine’s commitment to expand its machine-learning technology to the market.

“ChartWise has been a top performer in addressing the needs of CDI teams for many years. Not only do they open up access for Iodine to a whole new set of hospitals and health systems, they also bring capabilities and new product innovations that will expand our offerings to the clinical documentation teams we serve,” said William Chan, co-founder and CEO of Iodine Software.

Iodine selected ChartWise for its “Best in KLAS” performance in ensuring clinical documentation integrity, its expanded capabilities, which include an outpatient application, and the overall value it brings to smaller health systems. The acquisition also expands Iodine’s reach into a market segment the company had not previously accessed and establishes a foothold in several global markets. Additionally, today’s acquisition signals Iodine’s rapidly advancing strategy to expand its machine-learning technology to serve the broader healthcare market.

Iodine and ChartWise both were recently recognized by KLAS Research as top-performing CDI companies. KLAS is trusted among healthcare professionals as impartial research and performance benchmarking. In its most recent KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement 2021 Report, Iodine earned the highest overall performance score. ChartWise was awarded “Best in KLAS” among CDI software, representing its fourth consecutive win in the category. The company has an “A” rating or better in every KLAS metric, demonstrating its customer-centric product innovation and responsive service.

“The key to success in the CDI market today is all about product depth and automation across the entire inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Providers and payers need smart, proven workflow tools to optimize results for CDI specialists, physicians, and quality, HIM, and revenue cycle leaders. Iodine customers now have the benefit of the top three best-in-breed CDI solutions: Iodine, ChartWise, and Artifact — all under one umbrella,” said Steven J. Mason, Jr., President and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems. “We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities this acquisition provides for our collective customers and other leading CDI-driven healthcare organizations.”

The ChartWise team will join Iodine immediately. Moving forward, the combined team will continue delivering innovative healthcare solutions utilizing machine-learning technology to help organizations achieve their desired financial, operational, and quality outcomes. ChartWise CEO Steven J. Mason, Jr. will join Iodine as Executive Vice President, ChartWise, and will lead the ChartWise platform.

Queen Saenz + Schutz PLLC is acting as legal advisor to Iodine Software. Canaccord Genuity acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ChartWise.

About Iodine Software
Iodine Software is a healthcare AI company that has pioneered a new machine learning approach — Cognitive Emulation — to help healthcare finance leaders build resilient organizations. Founded in 2010, Iodine’s technology unifies clinical concepts, evidence-based medicine, and deep machine learning to power revenue cycle solutions that maximize revenue capture and data accuracy. To date, the Iodine AwareCDI™ Suite has helped more than 500 hospitals recognize $1.5 billion in additional appropriate reimbursement annually. To learn more, visit iodinesoftware.com.

About ChartWise
ChartWise Medical Systems, Inc., based in Wakefield, Rhode Island, specializes in cloud-based solutions for Computer-Assisted Clinical Documentation Improvement. AI-driven, integrated, and comprehensive, ChartWise’s scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) assists physicians and clinical documentation specialists and features prioritization, electronic queries, flexible workflow, robust reporting, and denials prevention. Developed by renowned physician Jon Elion, M.D., ChartWise is the only CDI software designed by CDI customers for CDI customers, offering reduced risk, actionable data, and a proven fast ROI. For more information, visit ChartWisemed.com.

Iodine Software Acquires Physician Engagement Platform Artifact Health

Acquisition enables Iodine to add mobile-based physician query capabilities, addressing key health system mid-cycle revenue leakage challenge

Iodine Software, a leading healthcare AI company, today announced it has acquired physician engagement platform company Artifact Health. The acquisition brings together two industry leaders and expands Iodine’s clinical predictions and insights platform beyond clinical documentation improvement (CDI) teams to directly engage physicians through Artifact’s HIPAA-compliant mobile platform.

Iodine experienced rapid growth over the last decade by applying its CognitiveML Engine to solve mid-revenue cycle leakage — a problem that costs healthcare systems billions in lost revenue due to resource-intensive, highly manual clinical documentation workflows. More than 500 hospitals and health systems using Iodine report significant improvements to quality scores and increase earned-revenue capture. Today’s acquisition announcement signals Iodine’s commitment to expand its machine-learning technology to broader healthcare workflows.

Artifact Health is a pioneer of physician-centric CDI and coding workflow solutions. In 2016, Artifact collaborated with Johns Hopkins Medicine to help develop a cloud-based mobile platform that makes it faster and easier for healthcare providers to respond securely and compliantly to questions about patient documentation. Artifact seamlessly integrates with core healthcare systems, including all major electronic health record systems, to ease administrative burdens on healthcare providers and give them back valuable time for patient care. Artifact’s mobile platform is currently deployed to more than 80,000 healthcare providers at more than 200 hospitals.

“Artifact allows us to immediately improve the documentation experience for physicians,” said William Chan, CEO and co-founder of Iodine Software. “The acquisition also allows us to realize our vision of delivering a broader set of our machine-learning predictions directly to physicians.”

Iodine selected Artifact for its flexible technology, mobile delivery and seamless EHR workflow integration, which produce demonstrably better physician satisfaction and engagement. By adding Artifact’s mobile-based platform to Iodine, healthcare organizations can now automate physician queries and other administrative tasks that require more complex clinical judgment while delivering them directly to physicians’ mobile devices. Together, Iodine and Artifact deliver a powerful mid-revenue cycle solution that improves documentation integrity and ensures proper reimbursement so healthcare systems maintain long-term financial resiliency.

“Over the past seven years, Artifact Health has built a solid reputation for streamlining and standardizing the physician query process with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use technology that physicians find enjoyable to use,” said Marisa MacClary, CEO and co-founder of Artifact Health. “Iodine and Artifact share the same mission to design innovative healthcare technologies that improve patient care by reducing administrative burden. We are thrilled to join an outstanding company with superior technology and an amazing team.”

The full Artifact team will join Iodine immediately. Moving forward, the combined Iodine-Artifact team will continue delivering innovative machine-learning predictions that engage caregivers at their convenience. Ultimately, the combined companies will help healthcare organizations achieve their desired financial, operational, and quality outcomes.

Artifact CEO Marisa MacClary will join Iodine as Executive Vice President, Artifact, and will lead the Artifact platform.

About Iodine Software
Iodine Software is a healthcare AI company that has pioneered a new machine learning approach — Cognitive Emulation — to help healthcare finance leaders build resilient organizations. Founded in 2010, Iodine’s technology unifies clinical concepts, evidence-based medicine, and deep machine learning to power revenue cycle solutions that maximize revenue capture and data accuracy. To date, the Iodine AwareCDI™ Suite has helped more than 500 hospitals recognize $1.5 billion in additional appropriate reimbursement annually. To learn more, visit iodinesoftware.com.

About Artifact Health
Artifact Health provides the first mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process so hospitals can improve the quality of patient records and ensure full reimbursement for services. Already in use by thousands of physicians, Artifact simplifies a traditionally time-consuming, multi-step process, allowing physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere in seconds. By shortening average physician response time to queries by 20x, Artifact helps CDI specialists and coders receive more accurate responses faster, which can translate into millions of dollars in revenue for hospitals. Visit www.artifacthealth.com to learn more.