Ciox Health, a health technology company, has announced the release of Ciox Data Utilities, which is a suite of solutions designed to add value to digital clinical chart retrievals.

The Ciox Data Utilities’ suite is offered either stand-alone or as a bundle with Ciox Digital Direct, the solution for automated electronic medical record (EMR) chart extraction. Ciox Data Utilities includes multiple offerings with Structured Data Delivery & Data Harmonization available now and additional utilities to follow.

Clinical data retrieval campaigns conclude when a member's chart information (often coming directly from multiple provider EMR systems as unstructured, scanned or exported data) is delivered in flat pdf files. Because data in this format is challenging for analytics to process and humans to navigate, and will become increasingly difficult as more sources are digitized and originate from variable sources, it needs to be structured and organized to be consumed effectively by any use case. Ciox Data Utilities unlocks and enhances the information harvested from the existing retrieval efforts and extend greater value downstream within the health plan organization.

Ciox Data Utilities suite is comprised of a series of capabilities:

  • Structured data delivery enables payers the ability to parse and ingest XML or JSON data into analytics and coding applications. It converts raw EMR-sourced CCDA/FHIR data, enabling information to be parsed, enriched, and shared within the health plan departments, including population health, health informatics, medical economics and more.
  • Data harmonization reduces the time and cost to make clinical data more valuable and usable, and organizes data chronologically into sections, allowing human reviewers and coders to access the data elements of interest instead of being lost in noisy datasets. It takes the existing structured data files from multiple data sources, enhances and normalizes them and returns multi-format outputs using a process called RENDerS. The RENDerS process includes Reorganization, Enrichment, Normalization, Deduplication, and Summarization of the clinical data by member. Available formats range from C-CDA, Summary CCD, JSON FHIR and more. This permits payers to seamlessly ingest the digital assets to serve multiple use cases ranging from risk adjustment to enterprise analytics, reducing the time spent on data grooming.

"The digitization of clinical data brings many benefits for payers, including timely access with lower provider abrasion and cost. However, the increased volume of data and heterogeneity of sources shifts the bottleneck to the downstream longitudinal analysis at an individual member level. Ciox Data Utilities increases the speed and quality of both human and machine review of data by normalizing and organizing the data longitudinally," said Nick Giannasi Ph.D., Ciox Health's chief product officer.

Ciox Data Utilities joins a rapidly growing portfolio of recently released technology innovations for health plans, including Ciox Digital Direct™ – easing barriers to clinical data acquisition for Health Plans, Ciox Chase Intelligence™ – leveraging provider insight and member history to optimize chart chase results, and Ciox Cross Check™ – NLP-powered second level risk adjustment coding review.

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