Establishes customizable and portable training for health care professionals

Availity is offering its 350,000 medical provider customers a portable, customizable training program to help physician office staff prepare for massive industrywide changes in medical coding and reimbursement expected next year with ICD-10. By teaming with Precyse University and HealthStream, Availity complements its existing training programs with a comprehensive ICD-10 education solution delivered exclusively through HealthStream’s workforce development platform. Availity’s physician office/ambulatory facility customers will join the more than 1.2 million learners already using the Precyse University ICD-10 solution powered by HealthStream’s workforce development platform, which includes:
A single solution for all ICD-10 education needs within a practice or clinic;
Diversified education for each affected population, with the specific tools and training needed to be successful in ICD-10;
Wide array of advanced courseware, applications and tools to make education more practical, accessible and relevant to physicians’ concerns, needs and time constraints; and
Exclusive access to Precyse University’s expansive, one-of-a-kind ICD-10 education program.
The Precyse University training program complements Availity’s own Learning Center diverse ICD-10 training options, with a mix of self-paced eLearning modules, interactive webinars, educational games and assessments focused on the transition to ICD-10. Users can create a customized training path by selecting the learning modules they feel are most relevant to their jobs. Availity offers additional learning opportunities for several of the topics covered by Precyse University.
“Now more than ever, it is critical to stay vigilant and maintain focus on training and developing coders, CDI specialists and others who will use the data and convert it into meaningful information,” said Jeff Chester, senior vice president and chief revenue officer for Availity. “We see Precyse University as a way to ease the training burden on our providers and shorten the learning curve as they move from ICD-9 to ICD-10,” said Chester.
Many of Precyse University’s 200 courses are compatible with tablets and smart phones, for portable education that’s available on demand.
“The Precyse University ICD-10 Physician Office Solution is built to fully prepare physicians and all members of their offices and/or clinics for ICD-10,” explains Chris Powell, vice president of Precyse. “In this challenging time, it is critical to stay vigilant and continue to focus on training and developing physicians and others who will use the data and convert it into meaningful information.”
In addition to Precyse University, Availity offers a variety of ICD-10 provider readiness options accessible from its online resources page for Web Portal and Revenue Cycle Management. For further details on Availity’s ICD-10 readiness read our news release.
For more information on courses offered by Availity through Precyse University, visit www.precyseuniversity.com/availity.

About Precyse
Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled nearly 5,000 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Processing to HIM consulting and services, Precyse’s flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Hospitals across the country choose Precyse as their partner to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.
About HealthStream
HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people. Our unified suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is used by, collectively, approximately 3.7 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. Our research solutions provide valuable insight to healthcare providers to meet HCAHPS requirements, improve the patient experience, engage their workforce, and enhance physician alignment. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has additional offices in Laurel, Maryland, Brentwood, Tennessee, Pensacola, Florida, and Jeicho, New York. For more information, visit http://www.healthstream.com or call 800-933-9293.