Iodine Software Announces Robin Damschroder Joins Board

MARCH 15, 2021 — AUSTIN, Tx. — Iodine Software today announced that it has appointed Robin Damschroder, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Henry Ford Health System to its board. 

“We are pleased to welcome Robin to the Iodine board, especially during such a pivotal time in our growth trajectory,” said William Chan, CEO and Co-founder, Iodine Software. “She joins Iodine at an exciting time as we continue to further cement our place as one of the leading clinical documentation improvement solutions in the industry. Robin’s leadership experience at some of the nation’s largest health systems will prove invaluable to our future growth strategy.”

Robin Damschroder, MHSA, FACHE is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Henry Ford Health System, a $6.5Bn health system that includes six hospitals, seven major medical centers and manages more than 650,000 covered lives. She also served as the COO, West Market – Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and has held various executive financial and operations leadership roles at University of Michigan Health System. She holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI – a bachelor’s in General Studies from College of Literature, Science and Arts, and a Master’s of Health Services Administration from the School of Public Health.

Iodine Software has seen record growth over the past year, unveiling the AwareCDI Suite in 2020 and receiving the top overall performance score in the 2021 KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Report. Looking ahead, the company will continue to leverage the latest in AI and machine learning to help organizations achieve their desired financial, operational, and quality outcomes and build financially resilient organizations for years to come.

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About Iodine Software

Iodine Software is a healthcare AI company that has pioneered a new machine learning approach — Cognitive EmulationTM — 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 capture and data accuracy. To date, the Iodine AwareCDITM Suite has helped more than 500 hospitals recognize $1.5 billion in additional appropriate reimbursement annually. To learn more, visit iodinesoftware.com. 

Iodine Software is Top Performer With Highest Overall Performance Score in 2021 KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement Report

Report states that Iodine’s AwareCDI Suite is gaining momentum among mid-size and large organizations, helping them achieve desired outcomes including improved workflow efficiency and visibility.

FEBRUARY 16, 2021 — AUSTIN, Tx. — Iodine Software today announced that it had received the top overall performance score in the 2021 KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Report. The company also received the top scores in Client Support, Proactive Service, and Implementation and Training, further cementing its place as one of the leading clinical documentation improvement solutions in the industry.

Today, 84% of healthcare leaders cite inaccurate clinical documentation and coding as the root cause of lost or decreased revenue. Many CDI programs and associated software solutions focus on “improving” documentation, which, by itself, doesn’t stem revenue leakage. 

To solve these challenges, Iodine unveiled the AwareCDI Suite in 2020, which delivers true clinical documentation reliability and a significant reduction in condition and revenue leakage across the entire mid-revenue cycle. Powered by the company’s Cognitive Emulation machine learning approach — which was recently granted another patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,886,013) for detecting documentation drop-offs in clinical documentation — the AwareCDI Suite delivers:

  • $1.5 billion in additional appropriate reimbursement annually, 
  • $5.9 million average annual incremental reimbursement per hospital,
  • 75% median lift in productivity (per/CDI specialist query volume), and
  • 21% mean lift in performance (mean MCC volume increase).

In the 2021 KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement Report, Iodine clients stated that, “New features — such as AI, NLP, broad reporting and ability to prioritize potentially problematic charts — helped them achieve their desired outcomes, including improved workflow efficiency and better capability”. Client relationships were also cited as a strength, with customers describing Iodine as “collaborative” and “proactive,” with strong training programs. In addition, survey respondents stated that the AwareCDI Suite is part of their long-term plan. 

“We are proud of our top performance score in the 2021 KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement Report, as our team has continued to work tirelessly to help organizations achieve their desired financial, operational, and quality outcomes,” said William Chan, CEO and co-founder, Iodine Software. “The AwareCDI Suite is a full-suite solution designed to overcome leakage at every stage of the mid-revenue cycle. We are thrilled that over 500 hospitals are leveraging the AwareCDI Suite as a way to build financially resilient organizations for years to come.”

To download the full 2021 KLAS Clinical Documentation Improvement Report, visit klasresearch.com/report/clinical-documentation-improvement-2021/1637

About Iodine Software
Iodine Software is a healthcare AI company that has pioneered a new machine learning approach — Cognitive EmulationTM — 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 capture and data accuracy. To date, the Iodine AwareCDITM Suite has helped nearly 500 hospitals recognize $1.5 billion in additional appropriate reimbursement annually. To learn more, visit iodinesoftware.com. 

 

(1) https://www.hfma.org/topics/news/2019/12/hospital-operating-margins-decline-21–in-2019–tracking-firm-fi.html
(2) Figures are based on a $6000 modeled base rate and actual measured MCC capture performance from the 2019 Iodine Performance Cohort Analysis of 339 facilities that compared measured MCC capture and CMI impact for the Iodine usage period 9/1/2018-8/31/2019 against pre-Iodine baseline performance.

Jupiter Medical Center Deploys Artifact Health’s Mobile Query Solution to Reduce Physician Documentation Burden

Artifact mobile query solution gives physicians back time to focus on patient care during the pandemic

Artifact Health, which provides the first mobile physician query platform, announced today it has been deployed by Jupiter Medical Center, the only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties to receive a 4-star quality and safety rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to streamline their physician query process and reduce administrative burden on their providers.

“We were looking for a convenient way to communicate with our providers regarding physician queries,” said Marlene Goodwin-Esola, MSN, RNC, NE-BC, Director of Clinical Documentation Improvement at Jupiter Medical Center. “Artifact has simplified our process of sending and receiving queries and provided our clinicians with a tool to answer queries quickly and easily so they can remain focused on patient care.”

Artifact’s HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based, mobile query platform allows physicians to quickly and compliantly respond to a query with as few as three taps on their smartphone. By providing physicians with a process that is quick and easy to use, Artifact customers gain significant improvements in hospital and physician coding accuracy and publicly reported quality measures.

“The Artifact platform has enabled us to accurately code much more quickly,” said Susan Denny, RHIA, CHTS-WP, Director of Health Information Services at Jupiter Medical Center. “The automated tracking and reporting provides transparency between the CDI and coding teams, and the mobile app eliminates the burdensome query process for our providers.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with Jupiter Medical Center to alleviate administrative burden for their busy providers at this difficult time during the pandemic,” said Marisa MacClary, Co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health.

**About Jupiter Medical Center**
Jupiter Medical Center — Rated number one for safety, quality and patient satisfaction, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health care in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast region. Recognized as the region’s only independent, not-for-profit hospital, Jupiter Medical Center offers a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, expertise and specialties, including orthopedics and spine care, cancer care, cardiac and vascular care, comprehensive stroke, obstetrics & maternity care, pediatrics, emergency care as well as diagnostic imaging, screening, testing and urgent care. To learn more, visit www.jupitermed.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.

Artifact Health chosen by Johns Hopkins Medicine to ease documentation burden on physicians

Mobile CDI solution makes it easier for physicians to ensure the accuracy of a patient’s medical record

Artifact Health Inc., a leading innovator in physician-centric clinical documentation improvement (CDI) solutions, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine that uses Artifact’s physician query management and education platform to give physicians an easier way to respond to CDI questions that add greater specificity to the patient’s record. An initial pilot of the Artifact platform at Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, showed improved accuracy and completeness of physician documentation.

“We were pleased with the outcome of the pilot,” says Peter Greene, M.D., chief medical information officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. “The physician response rate increased and the system improved our tracking and reporting of patient’s clinical conditions. This can directly impact treatment decisions about our patients in addition to improving the accuracy of our coding.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine expects to have Artifact’s platform deployed to The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital by early spring 2017.

The Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center (TIC) integrated Artifact’s cloud-based platform with JHM’s electronic medical record system, Epic. “The TIC is an extension of Johns Hopkins’ standard of excellence in education, research and clinical care,” says Mark Shaver, vice president of business development and strategic alliances for Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Developing and commercializing digital health products keeps Johns Hopkins at the forefront of technology, which is critical to solving clinical problems with innovative solutions.”

“We are excited to build on years of collaboration with Johns Hopkins,” says Marisa MacClary, CEO of Artifact Health. “Johns Hopkins has always embraced a progressive and thoughtful IT approach and understands that clinicians need modern, convenient and easy-to-use technologies to manage administrative demands while continuing to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.”

**About Artifact Health**
Artifact Health streamlines the physician query process to help hospitals and physician practices improve the quality of patient medical records and the accuracy of coded data for proper reimbursement and quality reporting. A mobile interface makes it easier for physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere. Artifact works alongside existing CDI software and integrates with EMR systems so that physician responses generate addenda in the record. For more information, please visit www.artifacthealth.com

Artifact Health Expanded to Include Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida

<h2>Artifact mobile query solution makes it easier for physicians to ensure accuracy of patient medical records</h2>
Artifact Health, which provides the first and only mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process, announced today that Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida deployed Artifact’s mobile query solution integrated with the hospital’s Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system.

Four years ago, Artifact Health announced [its collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine](/post/johns-hopkins-collaboration-announcement) to bring to market Artifact’s innovative, cloud-based mobile application for physicians that helps CDI specialists and medical coders capture a more complete picture of a patient’s health. After a successful pilot, Artifact was deployed to the five hospitals within the Johns Hopkins Medicine system in the Baltimore/D.C. region in early 2017.

“We are excited to expand upon years of collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine by adding Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital,” says Marisa MacClary, co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health. “The platform will give providers a convenient and easy-to-use technology to reduce administrative burden and help ensure high-quality, comprehensive clinical documentation.”

**About Artifact Health**
Artifact Health streamlines the physician query process to help hospitals and physician practices improve the quality of patient medical records and the accuracy of coded data for proper reimbursement and quality reporting. A mobile interface makes it easier for physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere. Artifact works alongside existing CDI software and integrates with EMR systems so that physician responses generate addenda in the record. For more information, please visit www.artifacthealth.com.

LifeBridge Health Expands Partnership with Artifact Health to Streamline Physician Queries

<h2>LifeBridge Health to implement Artifact solution across two new hospitals</h2>
Artifact Health, which provides the first and only mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process, announced today that LifeBridge Health has chosen to expand their partnership by implementing Artifact’s solution to two additional facilities, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and Grace Medical Center, to improve query workflow for clinicians and expedite the accurate coding of patient records.

Traditionally, the query process is onerous and time-consuming for physicians, clinical documentation specialists and medical coders. With Artifact Health’s HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based, mobile query platform, physicians respond to a query compliantly in seconds with as few as three taps on their smartphone. By engaging physicians with a faster and easier process, Artifact drives improvements in hospital and physician coding accuracy and publicly reported quality measures.

“Artifact’s goal is to reduce burden on clinicians while assisting hospital revenue cycle teams with simple, convenient technology solutions,” said Marisa MacClary, co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health. “With our outstanding track record engaging clinicians in clarifying their clinical documentation for accurate and timely coding and billing, we are excited to expand at LifeBridge Health to help them heighten clinician satisfaction and improve revenue cycle workflow.”

**About LifeBridge Health**
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit lifebridgehealth.org.

**About Artifact Health**
Artifact Health provides the first and only 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.