Amphion Medical Solutions’ Core Measure Abstraction and Validation Service Enables Rapid Intervention, Drives Measurable Improvement

The Core Measure Enhancement Program is among the innovative services featured by Amphion in Booth #113 at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement

MADISON, Wis. – (Dec. 5, 2012) – Core measures have taken center stage under new care and reimbursement models, intensifying pressure on hospitals to continuously monitor and intervene as necessary to ensure peak performance. The solution for many facilities is the innovative Core Measure Enhancement Program from Amphion Medical Solutions, which will be featured in Booth #113 at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, taking place Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla.

“Achieving internal and external core measure benchmarks impacts multiple aspects of a hospital’s clinical, operational and financial performance,” said Mike Cavill, chairman and co-founder, Amphion Medical Solutions (Booth #113), an innovative provider of transcription and coding technology and outsourcing services. “By partnering with Amphion, hospitals shift the burden of core measure management to the capable shoulders of our highly experienced staff, which has a deep understanding of quality improvement principles and techniques and program specifications.”

Amphion’s Core Measures Enhancement Program is managed by a team of experts with in-depth knowledge of specifications from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission. By dedicating staff to each hospital client, Amphion is uniquely positioned to identify aberrant patterns and trends, offer recommendations for improvement and provide real-time feedback. This ultimately allows hospitals to intervene early as needed to maintain high core measure performance levels.

Amphion manages the entire core measure process, from abstraction through validation. This includes:

  • Hospital staff education
  • Identification and analysis of problem areas and new protocol implementation
  • Recommendations for documentation and process improvements
  • Strategies and best practices to improve publicly reported scores
  • Monthly and quarterly performance results reports

“Managing core measures performance is a complex process that significantly impacts a hospital’s clinical and financial outcomes,” said Cavill. “By outsourcing to Amphion’s Core Measures Enhancement Program, hospitals can be assured of professional, accurate and cost-effective management to ensure compliance with all established benchmarks.”

About Amphion Medical Solutions

Founded in 2001, Amphion Medical Solutions ( delivers complete services and technology solutions to meet healthcare clients’ transcription and coding needs. With extensive healthcare expertise and leading-edge technology, Amphion leverages the proven benefits of transcription and coding outsourcing and provides organizations with the technology they need to manage an in-house transcription team. Featured products include Triton, a speech understanding transcription platform, and Themis, a remote coding solution.