SCL Health System Selects Health Language to Streamline ICD-10 Conversion

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 07, 2013.

DENVER, CO (May 7, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that SCL Health System (SCLHS) has selected its Health Language® software as part of SCLHS’s strategic roadmap to ICD-10 implementation. The Leap I-10 solution will be leveraged to help the 2,250-bed health system mitigate financial risk, improve clinical documentation and streamline conversion to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline of the new clinical coding system.

Leap I-10 provides a foundation of analytics to help hospitals evaluate the potential impact of the ICD-10 conversion process across departments, applications, processes and workflows. The solution mines historical claims data to identify DRGs and ICD-9 codes that may pose a risk, as well as helps hospitals pinpoint clinical documentation improvement needs for compliance. Advanced tools enable healthcare organizations to create customized code mappings from ICD-9 to ICD-10 to minimize the potential for revenue loss.

“The healthcare industry’s critical transition to the modern ICD-10 coding system is a massive undertaking that is expected to impact nearly every aspect of hospital operations,” said Brian McDonald, Executive Vice President, Health Language, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased SLC Health System has chosen Health Language to provide the tools it needs to navigate this complex process.”

About SCL Health System

SCL Health System (SCLHS), based in Denver, is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization operating nine hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCLHS provides more than $220 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCLHS was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit

About Health Language
Health Language® provides leading healthcare terminology management solutions and professional services that normalize all data within a healthcare organization into standardized code sets such as ICD-10, SNOMED CT® and LOINC®. By establishing a data infrastructure in which disparate information is fully integrated, the advanced Language Engine (LE) and supporting tools enable healthcare providers and payers worldwide to simplify the management and analysis of critical patient, financial and operational information. This, backed by a team of HIM experts that support the integration process, helps hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations to overcome industry challenges such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and health information exchange.

Health Language is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).

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