nThrive™ recently announced the release of version 5.0 of the nThrive HIM Technology Platform in early December of this year. Version 5.0 includes a new patient visit level view, demonstrating nThrive’s commitment to the vision of providing a single technology platform to support all of the activities related to managing health informationCDI, medical coding, auditing, case management, utilization review, discharge planning and quality / risk management. The new release underscores our continued commitment to helping health care providers improve financial performance and clinical accuracy.

HIM Technology version 5.0 includes a new set of patient risk identification alerts related to four critical metrics:

  • Hospital acquired conditions
  • Patient safety indicators
  • Re-admissions
  • Priority DRGs

The new alerts complement existing alerts that notify system users if the clinical documentation lacks specificity or is related to core measures. Different users can readily determine where the highest risk to clinical and revenue integrity exists, and respond accordingly.

There are also user-requested modifications to support daily productivity, and expanded functionality to support additional auditing capabilities.

Release highlights include:

  • Self-administration of forgotten password
  • Online help
  • Enhanced tools for managing DNFC and outstanding provider queries
  • Changes to improve coder and CDS daily productivity
  • Expansion of the audit module to support behavioral health, multiple DRG (APR and MS) and multiple blended rates