Lehigh Valley Health Network Selects Salar’s TeamNotes to Capture Structured Clinical Documentation Coded for ICD-10

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Lehigh Valley Health Network Selects Salar’s TeamNotes to Capture Structured Clinical Documentation Coded for ICD-10

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Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), a premier academic health provider with three hospital sites, recently selected Salar Inc.’s TeamNotes™ solution to capture clinical documentation and comply with ICD-10. LVHN attending physicians through residents will jointly author notes using department-specific templates designed by LVHN to capture structured documentation coded for ICD-10.

LVHN's three hospitals, with a combined total of nearly 1,000 beds and 1,100 physicians on staff, selected TeamNotes to enhance their GE Centricity Enterprise system. Salar gives hospitals a fast, flexible and cost-effective way to upgrade their existing EMR systems to meet federal requirements mandated by Meaningful Use, HIPAA and The Joint Commission.

Salar’s solutions complement and enhance hospital IT infrastructure and have been integrated with most core hospital information systems. Academic and community hospitals continue to turn to Salar for ICD-10 and structured data capture solutions.

“Lehigh Valley, like many hospitals, needed to plan their ICD-10 transition strategy, and the solution is capturing better physician documentation up-front,” said Dan Schiller, President, Salar. “We tackle documentation hygiene on the front-end, rather than retrospectively on the back-end with hundreds of sticky notes in the chart and expensive CDI initiatives.”

LVHN will be able to leverage Salar’s Front-End Computer Assisted Coding Engine that alerts clinicians while documenting with detail to enhance the quality of their documentation and suggests ICD-10 codes to add to the problem list.

“Moving provider documentation from paper to the specialty specific template format that Salar TeamNotes offers, will advance our ability to provide high quality care across the continuum,” stated Don Levick, LVHN Chief Medical Information Officer. “The embedded decision support will facilitate ICD-10 compliant documentation and advance our Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) efforts.”

Salar, Inc. provides a web-based clinical documentation and charge capture platform for hospitals and inpatient health care facilities who want to improve their clinical documentation processes. Salar’s TeamNotes™ enhances existing clinical systems with ICD-10 and structured data capture solutions and has been integrated with MEDITECH, Siemens, Cerner, McKesson and other core hospital information systems. Salar’s mission is to deliver the most clinician-friendly user experience to help organizations achieve 100 percent adoption of electronic documentation. For more information, please visit or call (410) 327-8750.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (lvhn.org) includes three hospital facilities - two in Allentown and one in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; nine health centers caring for communities in four counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Lehigh Valley Hospital has been recognized by US News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as one of America's Best Hospitals; is a national Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing; is a member of the Children's Hospital Association and the only Children's Hospital in the region. Lehigh Valley Health Network's Cancer Center is one of only 21 sites nationwide that partners with the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program.