Michigan Medicine of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has announced a partnership with Minnesota-based 3M Health Information Systems to implement a portfolio of 3M technology across its health care system.
The update is designed to address a growing administrative burden on clinicians and the inefficiencies and added costs of unconnected systems.
“Michigan Medicine has a long history of cutting-edge research and premier patient care,” says Dr. Jeff Terrell, associate chief medical information officer and professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery for the health system.
“To advance this mission, we plan to use 3M technology to ease the documentation burden and streamline HER (electronic health record) work for Michigan Medicine providers and staff across the continuum of care settings, to create more time for their value-added patient care activities.”
Powered by artificial intelligence, 3M’s clinician and revenue cycle solutions are designed to bolster clinical documentation and strengthen communication between clinicians and revenue cycle teams promoting accurate and actionable data for improved patient care.
“Michigan Medicine believes that technology is one way to become more efficient, reduce cost, and reduce administrative burden for our clinicians,” says Benjie Johnson, chief officer revenue cycle management. “We are working with 3M as a strategic technology vendor to transform how we create and improve clinical documentation. It is our goal in the next few years to effectively use ambient technology that will free up clinicians and enable them to focus on patient care.”
3M’s suite will be fully integrated with Michigan Medicine’s electronic health record and implemented across the health system’s three hospitals and 125 outpatient clinics, including the University of Michigan Health System and Medical School.
Michigan Medicine has more than 2.3 million outpatient visits per year. The U-M Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System include the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Rogel Cancer Center.