QuadraMed® Corporation has announced a five-year agreement with DeVry University to incorporate its Quantim® suite of Health Information Management Coding, Compliance and Record Management solutions into the school’s health sciences curriculum.
DeVry, one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, will provide medical record, coding and billing students with access to Quantim Coding, Compliance and Record Management solutions for completion of course requirements, including real-life case studies and assignments. By utilizing the same technologies that are currently in use at more than 800 hospitals, DeVry students will receive the experience and expertise needed to succeed in the burgeoning HIM field.
“Blending DeVry’s hands-on curriculum with QuadraMed’s leading-edge technology will foster a higher level of student learning, particularly as we get ready for the upcoming ICD-10 transition deadline,” said Vanda Crossley, MS, RHIA, assistant national dean, College of Health Sciences at DeVry University. “Unlike other software providers that offer basic conversion tools to map ICD-9 to ICD-10, QuadraMed’s ICD-10 Coding Simulator uses the full set of ICD-10 codes along with avatar-based training, which will give our students the best possible preparation for this complex transition.”
QuadraMed is the first healthcare IT organization to offer a dual coding solution for live encounters that supports both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets. The company also offers an ICD-10 Countdown Program that provides health systems with data analytics, impact assessment services, software and guidance specific to the ICD-10 transition. In June, the company further enhanced the program by announcing a joint educational offering with Elsevier/MC Strategies.
“DeVry’s use of QuadraMed’s HIM solutions represents one of the largest deployments of coding technology in an academic setting and reinforces our commitment to helping the healthcare industry prepare for the impending ICD-10 deadline,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. “Enabling tomorrow’s HIM leaders to begin training now utilizing the new code sets is an important step toward ensuring a smooth and seamless transition.”