IOD Announces Elsevier as Exclusive Reseller of the ICD-10 GYM

Partnership to provide enhanced ICD-10 training to hundreds of hospitals nationwide

IOD Announces Elsevier as Exclusive Reseller of the ICD-10 GYM

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, the leader in full-suite health information management (HIM) solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics, today announced , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, as the exclusive reseller of the .

As IOD’s ICD-10 preparation tool, the GYM allows coders to train in ICD-10 with pre-audited charts, while offering real-time feedback to improve coder speed and accuracy. In addition, the ICD-10 GYM provides health information managers and hospital leadership with the ability to monitor staff performance, identify skill gaps, provide remedial training prior to the mandated October 1, 2015 transition, ultimately allowing providers to forecast the impact of ICD-10 on their organization.

“IOD’s ICD-10 GYM provides a mechanism for learners to practice their skills and improve competencies acquired during ICD-10-CM/PCS training. The tool can be used concurrently with Elsevier’s ICD-10 education program to improve proficiency and productivity,” said Deborah Neville, RHIA, director revenue cycle, coding and compliance for Elsevier. “For learners who have completed their ICD-10-CM/PCS training, the GYM allows continued practice to boost skill retention in light of the implementation delay. Our partnership with IOD will ensure that Elsevier offers a complete coding solution from assessment, to education and practice, on through evaluation of competency to staff management.”

The partnership will significantly enhance the experience for hundreds of hospitals registered for Elsevier’s ICD-10 education. By leveraging the GYM, these hospitals will have taken steps to diminish negative outcomes associated with challenges tied to the ICD-10 transition, including:

“IOD is excited to help Elsevier’s broad base of hospital customers prepare for the 2015 transition,” said Barbara Allen, General Manager, HIM Division at IOD. “We are committed to positioning provider organizations for success, and are pleased to find a partner in Elsevier that is laser-focused on the same goal.”

IOD, a leading health information management company with more than 30 years of industry experience, combines innovative technologies and services to streamline workflows, maximize productivity and reduce costs for hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics worldwide. As a result, 2,700 healthcare organizations rely on IOD’s platform and supporting services to transform and deliver meaningful health information to the right people at the right time in the right format. To learn more about how IOD helps healthcare organizations achieve their operational and financial goals, visit .

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them , , and — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including and , and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of , a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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