BCHS to deploy 3terra’s coding platform
September 14, 2022
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – 3terra announced that it has executed a three-year agreement with Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) to implement its industry-leading Coding Assistance Platform, DQA. Medical coding is the labour-intensive process of translating clinical records into standardized diagnosis and procedure codes for medical abstracts. These abstracts are used in many areas including quality improvement and research. They are submitted to the Ministries of Health and are a key driver in allocating equitable funding and adapting to changing healthcare trends in the population.
BCHS joins 44 other Canadian hospitals that use DQA to help improve the efficiency of the coding process and minimize data quality errors that affect funding. The software is implemented on-site within days and provides immediate value to hospitals without the costs and risks typically involved with HIS implementations.
DQA uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ensure that submitted data accurately reflects the quality of care that hospitals provide. DQA was built in collaboration with dozens of Canadian healthcare organizations to bring together the best data quality practices and techniques into one platform that BCHS and all other subscriber hospitals benefit from.
“The technology is remarkable. As one example, the system can process every single one of our ED and urgent care visits (about 80,000 annual visits) using AI that has learned to accurately detect missing diagnostic imaging codes. We’ve built an amazing coding team here and it’s great that AI can supplement their workflow process so they can focus on more valuable work,” said Danielle Myers (pictured), director, information communications technology, HIM, and chief privacy officer.
“With the recent announcement of their new nine-story tower, BCHS is going through significant change to meet their goal of building a healthier community in Brantford. Their HIM team is already proactively looking for ways to adapt to the many challenges they’ll face along the way. We’re going to do our best to help them,” said Akeela Jamal, CEO, 3terra.
3terra recently announced plans to bring its leading-edge platform to hospitals and health systems across Canada, accelerated by the integration of advanced clinical Artificial Intelligence (AI). 3terra has positioned itself as a leader in the emerging industry of integrating world-class commercial clinical AI to solve targeted analytical issues within healthcare.
About Brant Community Healthcare System
Brant Community Healthcare System serves over 145,000 people in Brantford, County of Brant, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Six Nations of the Grand River, and surrounding communities. BCHS is a leading community health care organization with a total of 295 beds and more than 2,300 staff, physicians and volunteers providing support, programs and services to residents in our community. Their mission is working together to build a healthier community.
3terra was formed by a dedicated team of professionals with a shared passion for improving healthcare through the use of data analytics. Since 2007, 3terra has been trusted by over 60 hospitals to help solve complex operational challenges. 3terra is currently in the process of bringing its platform to hospitals across Canada, with an increasing focus on Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), and advanced data analytics to support hospital operations. For more Information, visit www.3terra.com.