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Encoder Software System

TruCode Encoding is a network system for desktops developed for the USA healthcare community. It enables medical personnel to stay up-to-date with the constantly changing coding* regulations and policies. The system assists in making the most appropriate medical decisions based on the patient’s complete history.

The system includes the following facilities:

*American healthcare system is based on a standardized set of health care procedure codes - Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

Project Background

The customer turned to EffectiveSoft with the idea to develop an application for hospitals automatic calculation of medication costs and reimbursement based on healthcare coding system for indications, diagnosis, medical treatment, drugs, etc. As the customer had no documented requirements and was available for communication only via email and IMs, it was decided to apply Agile methodology to the project. The customer provided us with the coding reference and his vision of what should be done. The development of the application started from scratch and included frequent incremental releases, timely response to required changes, and QA support. Finally, we managed to satisfy customer’s objectives by applying best industry practices and technology expertise.


As for technical characteristics of the system:

Results

The system we developed impressed the customer by high performance. It helps healthcare professionals achieve optimal levels of coding accuracy and coder productivity due to:

Since the US healthcare coding system continuously changes, the project progresses as well. Apart from coding reference updates, the development team works on UI enhancements and some new features to meet the needs of end-users.

Project Utilizes

Business model

Time & Material

Development model

Agile

Project workload

More than 15 man-years

Project infrastructure

Software development team
Designers
QA team

Documentation

User stories, test cases

Lines of code

780 000

Technology domains

Software Architecture, Rich Client Application

Languages

C#, SQL, .Net

Technologies & tools

.NET Framework 2.0, ADO.NET, MS SQL Server

Industry

Healthcare