The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is teaming up with Artifact Health to provide and maintain a comprehensive library of compliant physician query templates. The physician query templates will be utilized within Artifact’s HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based platform.
Time Consuming Query Process for Physicians
Typically, the query process is onerous and time-consuming for physicians. With Artifact Health’s mobile platform, physicians respond to a query compliantly in seconds, often with as few as three taps on their smartphone. Query activity is automatically tracked and reported, rather than manually recorded by CDI specialists and coders, and available in real-time dashboards and reports.
AHIMA recently published its Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice (2019 Update) to establish and support industry-wide best practices for the function of clinical documentation querying. Through this partnership with Artifact Health, AHIMA will widely disseminate its standardized, electronic query templates and educational guidance for physicians, CDI and HIM professionals to help clarify clinical documentation and ultimately improve the quality of patient records.
Artifact’s mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process, engaging physicians, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists and coders with an easier and faster process to drive improvements in hospital and physician coding accuracy and publicly reported quality measures.
“The alliance between AHIMA and Artifact Health is an industry first for standardizing compliant query workflow,” said Marisa MacClary, Co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health. “Hospitals and health systems can integrate AHIMA’s world-class knowledge and best practices into their physician query process and be assured queries and educational guidance are accurate, compliant and current.”