Hexaware Launches HPower10 for the Healthcare Industry

Company: Hexaware Technologies Ltd
Published: 04 March, 2010
Hexaware Technologies, a leading global provider of IT & BPO services and consulting, today announced the launch of HPower10, an innovative solution that will help in assessment and transition for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This automated solution designed for healthcare customers will provide for transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 without human intervention. HPower10, a secure and non-intrusive solution will provide comprehensive diagnosis across all affected IT systems on open and legacy platforms.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated compliance for all healthcare players and providers with ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013. This transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will tremendously impact all aspects of the Healthcare marketplace.

"ICD-9 is being expanded from 17,000 to approximately 141,000 ICD-10 codes. Our HPower10 solution facilitates an accelerated and seamless transition to ICD-10. Our domain and technical experts at Hexaware have a sound understanding of the transition challenges that healthcare organizations and personnel will face when their systems undergo the switch. With our proven program management skills and our accurate impact assessment reports, we will help clients smoothen the transition and continue their normal course of business," said Ramanan Seshadri, Vice President Healthcare and Lifescience practice, Hexaware Technologies, North America.

HPower10 provides a quick, automated assessment of systems and estimates for planning and implementing the entire ICD 9 t0 10 transition lifecycle. It identifies the probable business impact by analyzing historical ICD-9 data and generates analytical reports customized for various stakeholder groups. It also improves efficiency of coding and minimizes training time using comprehensive mapping tools. It provides automated data validation scripts to ensure data accuracy for migration of historical ICD-9 data to ICD-10 while aiding accelerated code conversion and testing.

Hexaware's HPower10 solution is based on General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs), the comprehensive, bi-directional translation dictionary created by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The key features include:

- Cross platform compatibility across all open relational database systems on Windows and Linux environments.
- Compatibility for all versions of systems from old legacy to the newer platforms.
- Out of the box customizable reports for key stakeholders.
- Rich schema design that supports multiple versions of existing and new ICD codes and GEMs.