Children’s National Health System Taps Artifact Health Mobile Query Platform

MHW learned Monday that Artifact Health, which provides a mobile app that streamlines the physician query process, has been selected by Children’s National Health System, ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals and #1 in the nation for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report, to improve the quality of patient records and ensure full reimbursement for services.

Children’s National, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870.

According to Alec King, Children’s National EVP and Chief Financial Officer, “Artifact’s mobile query solution gives physicians an easier way to respond to CDI and coding questions that add greater specificity to the patient’s record. We wanted to ease the burden on our physicians, so they could spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on patient care.”

Physician queries are vital for accurate medical coding, which factors into proper reimbursement and quality scores for the hospital and physician – but traditionally have been primarily a manual, multi-step process. Children’s National will integrate Artifact with its Cerner patient record system so physicians can respond to queries quickly in one step.

“Leading hospitals like Children’s National understand the deep connections among accurate physician documentation, coding and quality scores,” said Marisa MacClary, co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health. “Improving physician query workflow makes a measurable impact on scores and helps hospitals secure full reimbursement for the care they provide. We’re looking forward to working closely with Children’s National to bring efficiency and convenience to their physicians, CDI specialists and coders.”

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