Posts tagged ‘Surgery’

Dr. John Mattson: “The Paradigm of the Future Hastens the Demise of Dictation”

There’s a new opinion piece by Dr. John Mattson in Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. Entitled “3 Reasons Justifying Synoptic Data in Surgical Operative Reports,” the piece examines the inherent problems with dictation and the multiple ways that synoptic reporting improves on this increasingly antiquated system.

Click here to read it!

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January 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

SourceMedical Partners with mTuitive to Improve Postoperative Reporting for ASCs and Surgeons

Continues SourceMedical’s tradition of comprehensive solutions for all of surgeons’ needs while utilizing mTuitive’s expertise with electronic medical reporting.

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Birmingham, AL, November 15, 2010 – SourceMedical today announced a partnership with mTuitive, Inc. to help ASCs and surgeons improve postoperative reporting and streamline medical coding processes. Built upon mTuitive’s electronic postoperative reporting solution and fully integrated with the AdvantX, Vision and SurgiSource applications, SourcePlus OpNote will provide ASCs and specialty hospitals with immediate access to surgeons’ postoperative reports and coding data leading to more rapid and accurate revenue cycle processes.

“As an orthopedic surgeon who does exclusively outpatient procedures, I see significant value in the integration of mTuitive’s OpNote into SourceMedical’s management software such as improved reporting for participating ASCs,” said Dr. John Mattson, an active user of the OpNote system. “After a short learning curve, surgeons will find that SourcePlus OpNote is faster than dictating and far less onerous for surgeons as the repetition present in 90 percent of operative reports is eliminated. We now produce superior operative reports while generating additional revenue. Integrating this technology with SourceMedical’s ASCs management software is a win for both surgeons and facilities.”

With SourcePlus OpNote, ASCs are no longer required to spend time and money having surgeons’ postoperative reports transcribed. SourcePlus OpNote makes surgeon reports immediately available via the fully web-based platform to the surgeon and ASC staff. By standardizing documentation and distributing reports simultaneously to all stakeholders immediately after approvals are entered, the entire coding and revenue cycle process is accelerated.

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November 15, 2010 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

A Little Levity for Friday Afternoon

Hey folks –

We’ve got some great material coming up on this blog in the coming weeks:

  • One of our consultants wrote an excellent article that should be showing up around the web next week
  • I’m currently working on a post about the latest batch of codes – CPT II (I call them the “Squeakquel”) – which are used to track various quality initiatives
  • There’s some big news coming next week that is very exciting…

But today, just a light moment of brief hilarity. Enjoy!

November 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Animated Differences Between Pathologists & Surgeons

(some language NSFW)

A video highlighting what Pathologists mean vs. what Surgeons mean when they’re talking about the same case:

How can we get both parties speaking the same language?

October 1, 2010 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

mTuitive’s New Website!

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mTuitive recently updated our website. Please check it out today – we’ve made some changes to the content, the layout and other aspects. Let us know what you think! You can either go to http://www.mtuitive.com/ or click on the button below!

(Thanks and regular/non-brand plugging posts will continue shortly)

September 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

A Useful Meaning for Meaningful Use?

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While the march towards universal EHR adoption continues, some resistance to implementation has emerged, including from inside the medical community. Some of the hesitation is based on safety issues and privacy concerns – people worry that the personal content of health documents could be viewed by anyone or that opportunistic hackers could easily gain access to our most intimate details. I’ve written about this argument before and concluded that, while I agree it’s important to proceed cautiously and intelligently, we must proceed nonetheless.

One of the biggest impediments to electronic health record adoption has been the lack of concrete definition of “meaningful use.” But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. In order to receive government funding/aid in the form of incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid, facilities have to demonstrate that their electronic health record serves or provides “meaningful use” to the practice and physicians. The definition for meaningful use has been murky and vague; a subjective and fleeting characterization that made many physicians and health facilities reluctant to commit to any electronic solutions for fear of not being reimbursed or not qualifying as “meaningful use.” Luckily, this issue has been resolved – mostly – thanks to the definition put forth by the Office of Health and Human Services. So what is the definition and what does this mean for health information technology?
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August 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

UMass Memorial Medical Center Division of Neurosurgery to Use mTuitive OpNote

The Division of Neurosurgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center will use mTuitive OpNote to track data for its Surgical Outcomes Research project. OpNote was released from beta testing this past week and will go live at several locations over the next few weeks.

The outcomes project at UMass Memorial will record specific operative details to trace patient outcomes for comparison against stated surgical objectives. Variations in procedure types, techniques and surgical implants will be followed to measure effectiveness.

Learn more about the project below!
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July 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

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