Southern Ohio Medical Center will deployWolters Kluwer Health's ProVation MD software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab.

ProVation MD software for procedure documentation and coding compliance replaces dictation/transcription and streamlines the coding and billing process, Wolters Kluwer Health said.

ProVation MD help clinicians to complete document medical procedures at the point of care, then applies the appropriate reimbursement codes to drive compliance and revenue recovery, unlike cardiovascular information systems (CVIS).

ProVation MD interfaces with cardiovascular nursing, imaging and measurement systems to complete the electronic documentation process and free busy cardiologists and technologists from time-consuming dictation.

Southern Ohio Medical Center administrative director of Critical Care and Heart & Vascular Services Amy Fraulini said as they are already utilizing ProVation MD in their gastroenterology and pulmonary labs, they have seen firsthand benefits that streamlined documentation and coding can bring to specialty service lines, including improved patient care and physician satisfaction.

"We look forward to achieving similar results in our cardiac cath lab and to continuing our relationship with ProVation Medical," Fraulini said.