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New Harris Corporation Business Intelligence Dashboard Enhances Coding Accuracy at the University of Kentucky

Highlights:

  • At-a-glance, dynamic views highlight opportunities to boost reimbursement and quality.
  • Designed specifically for academic medical centers.
  • Transparent comparisons to best documentation and coding practices, both internally and at other AMCs.

MELBOURNE, FL/WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has implemented its Business Intelligence (BI) Documentation and Coding dashboard at Lexington-based UK HealthCare, the clinical enterprise of the University of Kentucky and a member of Chicago-based University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). Designed for use by coding professionals, physicians and hospital executives, the new dashboard improves the documentation process by providing meaningful comparisons to other academic medical centers (AMCs), identifying specific opportunities for improvement, and promoting physician and organizational learning.

"Harris’ BI Documentation and Coding dashboard offers UK HealthCare a unique opportunity to benchmark against other consortium members with similar clinical and business objectives," said Tony Galluscio, vice president, Enterprise Solutions, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "This latest dashboard delivers the increased analytical horsepower academic medical centers need to identify opportunities for accurate coding, which leads to improved quality ratings, increased reimbursement, and enhanced physician learning."

Developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, Harris BI dashboards address multiple operational and clinical challenges to properly align the hospital staff with the strategic objectives of the organization. Harris BI dashboards cover a diverse range of disciplines, including quality performance improvement, access, cost and revenue, integrated disciplines, operation room, and special purpose (influenza, pathology, pediatrics).

"Transparent benchmarking to meaningful cohorts such as internal colleagues and other AMCs adds significant value when reviewing documentation practices with our physicians," said Julian Steele, clinical documentation manager, UK HealthCare. "The tool enables us to clearly show physician areas where they are not receiving appropriate credit for the severity of cases they are treating."

A nationally recognized leader in healthcare IT integration, Harris offers a full range of interoperability solutions, including IT infrastructure and management, clinical workflow and analytics, health information exchange, and imaging. Harris solutions improve healthcare quality, safety, efficiency, cost and outcomes by ensuring that the right information travels, with security and privacy, to the right person, at the right time, on the right device, at the point of care.

About UK HealthCare
UK HealthCare is the patient care enterprise of the University of Kentucky. It consists of Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kentucky Clinics, Markey Cancer Center, Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, and the clinical activities of the UK colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Public Health and Nursing. Additional information is available at ukhealthcare.uky.edu.

About UHC
UHC is an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Based in Chicago, Ill, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 116 academic medical center and 275 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Formed in 1984, UHC’s membership includes a majority of the nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States. For more information, visit uhc.edu.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.

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Contact Information:

Sean McCabe
The Pinkston Group for Harris Healthcare
harris@pinkstongroup.com
703-297-4898

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation
jim.burke@harris.com
321-727-9131

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