News | February 26, 2013

M*Modal Announces Strategic Alliance With 3M Health Information Systems

Companies collaborate to link the physician narrative to the computer-assisted coding process

M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions, recently announced an agreement with 3M Health Information Systems enabling the M*Modal’s clinical documentation platform to work in conjunction with the 3M 360 Encompass System. Healthcare professionals will benefit from this advanced technology collaboration, which brings together cloud-based speech understanding, computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical documentation improvement (CDI), quality metrics, and analytics into a unified data workflow for mutual clients of 3M and M*Modal.

Through this alliance, healthcare organizations can leverage M*Modal’s capability in structuring the voice-captured physician narrative into a Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), a markup standard used to define the structure of clinical documents such as discharge summaries and progress notes. Verified, structured, and stored clinical documentation delivered through M*Modal’s validation workflow can be processed directly by the 3M 360 Encompass System’s natural language processing (NLP) engine with minimal set-up and engine tuning.

“Healthcare IT leaders are asking their software vendors to collaborate in new and innovative ways to bring greater value to client organizations,” said JaeLynn Williams, senior vice president, 3M Health Information Systems. “With this agreement, 3M and M*Modal can simplify and speed the software implementation process so our clients can see the benefits of their technology investment much more quickly.”

The alliance will help healthcare organizations reduce interface costs and shorten technology implementation timelines. With streamlined access to M*Modal’s physician generated clinical documentation, mutual clients can more quickly realize value from 3M’s integrated CDI, CAC, and data analytic tools.

“M*Modal and 3M are working together to help healthcare organizations bring increased accuracy and simplicity to clinical documentation and coding processes,” said Matt Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Business Development at M*Modal.  “By creating structure from the physician’s narrative, we can drive downstream processes like billing and ICD-10 compliance to promote accurate reimbursements and patient outcomes data.”

3M and M*Modal will demonstrate how their product offerings work together at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, March 3-7, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. Visit M*Modal on the HIMSS13 exhibit floor at booth #6647 and 3M Health Information Systems at booth #2341.

The 3M 360 Encompass System integrates computer-assisted coding, documentation improvement, and performance monitoring workflows to achieve greater coding productivity, complete documentation for better coded data, more accurate reimbursement, and actionable data to improve patient care processes. It provides accurate, complete, and compliant data, while improving workflow efficiencies and identifying processes that impact patient care in real-time.

The M*Modal Fluency and M*Modal Catalyst clinical documentation platforms use a single, integrated speech engine, giving physicians and health care professionals a single user profile and consistent, high-quality documentation across all clinical systems. M*Modal’s solutions enable healthcare professionals to capture patient narratives, aggregate data across an enterprise in real time and retrospectively, and uncover insights to drive action.

About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3M’s robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. For more information, visit

About M*Modal
M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As the largest clinical transcription service provider in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to capture and include the context of their patient narratives in a single step into electronic health records, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. M*Modal has been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America, placing in the top third of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for 2012.  For more information, visit 

Source: M*Modal