Ciox Launches HealthSource Gym to Train and Assess Medical Coders

September 18, 2018

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 18, 2018--Ciox, a leading health technology company, announces today the launch of a comprehensive platform designed to help assess, train and develop medical coders within healthcare organizations and academia. Named Ciox HealthSource Gym, the SaaS platform is a robust, engaging learning environment that provides data-rich training and practice scenarios to optimize coding performance. The module sits on top of Ciox’s HealthSource, a clinical data platform that uses the latest interoperability and artificial intelligence technology to improve clinical data exchange and transform the flow of healthcare information.

HealthSource Gym offers a hands-on learning approach that will initially serve two key markets: healthcare providers and academic coding programs.

For healthcare providers, it aids new and experienced coders in developing skills, diversifying knowledge across business segments, gaining experience and assimilating to an organization’s coding practices. The platform allows leaders to assess and understand a coder’s capabilities, properly screen candidates and build out teams based upon skillsets, which reduces onboarding time, increases team efficiency and advances coders’ capabilities. Most importantly, it can improve accuracy and quality, helping to optimize revenue and reduce denials. Organizations can customize the training experience by uploading proprietary content and can also use it for targeted training to address specific areas where performance improvement is needed.

In the academic environment, HealthSource Gym helps to solve a common problem impacting coding educators: preparing their students for the reality of medical coding.

“Bridging the gap between academic coding and real-life coding is an ongoing challenge due to obstacles, including limited content to utilize and the inability to provide feedback to students in real time,” says Scot Nemchik, Vice President of Coding Education at Ciox. “Traditional training models are not adequately preparing HIM graduates for today’s complex coding environment.”

The platform utilizes real clinical content and delivers that content in a manner that replicates the true coding experience. HealthSource Gym offers feedback to students in real time and provides the mechanism for coding educators to educate effectively and efficiently, significantly reducing the slope of the on-the-job learning curve.

“One of the greatest struggles the medical coding industry faces is the manual effort and time required to properly train and onboard coders and keep them up-to-date on the latest developments,” says Paula Lawlor, Executive Vice President, Provider Solutions at Ciox. “Coding is a dynamic industry that evolves rapidly, and current practices for training coders are not sustainable. We’ve created HealthSource Gym to alleviate this pressure and provide an immersive learning experience. Current research has shown that experiential learning with immediate feedback is highly effective in motivating and shaping behavior.”

As a SaaS platform, HealthSource Gym only requires a short implementation cycle and can be set up easily, with minimal IT support. In the future, Ciox plans to extend the platform’s use to key sectors such as risk adjustment coding, CDI training and denials prevention.

For a demo or to learn more about HealthSource Gym, visit booth 625 at the 2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Miami, September 22-26, 2018.

About Ciox

Ciox, a health technology company, is dedicated to significantly improving U.S. health outcomes by transforming clinical data into actionable insights. Combined with an unmatched network offering ubiquitous access to healthcare data, Ciox’s expertise, relationships, technology and scale allow for the extraction of insights from structured and unstructured clinical data to create value for healthcare stakeholders. Through its HealthSource technology platform, which includes solutions for data acquisition, release of information, clinical coding, data abstraction, and analytics, Ciox helps clients securely and consistently solve the last mile challenges in clinical interoperability. Ciox improves data management and sharing by modernizing workflows and increasing the accuracy and flow of information, while providing transparency across the healthcare ecosystem and helping clients manage disparate medical records. Learn more about Ciox’s technology and solutions by visiting  www.ciox.com  or  Twitter  and  LinkedIn.

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