Elsevier Integrates TruCode With Medical Office Education Products

TruCode provides students with encoder tools to prepare for transition from education to clinical setting

St. Louis, MO, April 8, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it has integrated TruCode’s Encoder Essentials®, a web services solution for clinical coding, into SimChart® for the Medical Officeand the resources to support 2015 Step by Step Medical Coding by Carol J. Buck. SimChart for the Medical Office is the industry’s first academic EHR and practice management product to offer students an integrated encoder.

TruCode, which provides an encoder application, components and web services to healthcare providers, consultants and healthcare IT companies, is used by more than 1,800 professionals in more than 450 healthcare organizations. Integration with SimChart for the Medical Office and 2015 Step by Step Medical Coding will give students experience with sophisticated code searches and access to comprehensive code books, helping to simplify the coding process and enrich learning.

“Unlike a traditional encoder interface, TruCode’s integration with Elsevier’s SimChart for the Medical Office enables all coding education to be done within one application, by providing instant access to pertinent coding tools,” said, Mike Mulligan, Managing Partner, TruCode.

“Providing students with exposure to an encoder tool as part of the educational experience is important, and will only become more crucial to medical office education as coding evolves to meet new regulatory changes,” stated John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education. “Using realistic practice tools such as TruCode will ensure that they are well prepared to enter the workforce.”

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About TruCode
TruCode (Alpharetta, GA) is an innovator in the medical coding software market, providing an encoder application, components and web services to the hospital, consulting and Healthcare IT marketplace. TruCode was the first to release a complete ICD-10-CM encoder and deliver encoder components via web services. TruCode’s Encoder Essentials fully integrate into healthcare IT technologies including: Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Health Information Systems (HIS) and Healthcare Business Analytics. For more information visit: www.trucode.com.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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