OU Medicine to streamline physician query workflow across its hospitals
Artifact Health, which provides the first and only mobile platform to streamline the physician query process, announced today it has been selected by OU Medicine, Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence, to bring its innovative solution to OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine and OU Medical Center Edmond.
Our patients and team are at the center of our decision making and the query process can be time consuming and frustrating for physicians, documentation specialists and medical coders,” said Dale Bratzler, D.O., M.P.H., OU Medicine Enterprise Chief Quality Officer. “This system addresses a burdensome experience for our team which is typical of a legacy query process. The one-step, time-savings benefits of this new platform allows providers to quickly and easily respond to queries so they can ensure their ability to focus on what matters most, the patients we care for.”
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 generate notable improvements in hospital and physician coding accuracy and publicly reported quality measures.
“Artifact’s mobile query platform gives providers easy-to-use technology to drive complete and comprehensive patient information in the chart,” said Marisa MacClary, co-founder and chief executive officer of Artifact Health. “We are excited to work with OU Medicine to alleviate some administrative burden for their providers, especially at this extremely difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
**About OU Medicine**
OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine is the No. 1 ranked hospital system in Oklahoma, and its oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and OU Medical Center ranked in the Top 50 in the nation, in the 2019-2020 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit www.oumedicine.com.
**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.