CHOC has just gone live with a new learning management tool, Healthstream, that is accessible to all CHOC physicians, non-physician providers and
associates who have access to Cerner and CHOCPort. We intend to use Healthstream for all our education surrounding the electronic health record, as well as continuing education for our Clinical Documentation Improvement initiative (CDI), the transition to ICD-10 coding and other provider-focused education.
CHOC’s current information technology systems are designed around the ICD-9 CM code set. To get ready for ICD- 10, all of these systems are being remediated. This includes Cerner, SoftMed, NeoData and every other application at CHOC that codes a diagnosis or procedure, or supports sending out a bill. This change also impacts any applications currently running in community physicians’ private offices.
The initial educational offering will be “Precyse University” content surrounding the transition to ICD-10 coding. This education will be launched in phases starting this month. In August, more specialty specific educational courses will be offered, followed by a documentation simulator and review courses in September. In addition to taking a course, the Precyse content will be available for future reference when coding questions arise.
Access will be fairly simple. Your login and password will be the same as your current active directory password that you use for sign in to CHOCPort and Cerner. The link to Healthstream is http://www.healthstream.com/hlc/CHOC. This link will also be available on remote.choc.org and PAWS intranet.
William Feaster, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Information Officer, CHOC