Beyond DRG Shifts: The Diverse Metrics of Inpatient CDI
Jul26

Beyond DRG Shifts: The Diverse Metrics of Inpatient CDI

Savvy measurement and reporting of the global effects of CDI programs on quality have become particularly important as the investment in CDI resources continues to grow across the nation.

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Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides
Jul21

Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides

Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.

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Accelerating Healthcare Change Through Value-Based Care and Data Connectivity
Jul20

Accelerating Healthcare Change Through Value-Based Care and Data Connectivity

As the value-based care model is moving towards paying for performance, there must be standards for improved quality of care and quantifying the rate of reduction in healthcare costs.

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AHIMA Board Announces Leadership Changes

On Monday afternoon AHIMA Board of Directors President Ann Chenoweth, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, announced a change in AHIMA’s leadership, stating that former CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon’s last day with AHIMA was July 15.

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Knowing the Difference between Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
Jul12

Knowing the Difference between Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets

It is important to know the difference between anticoagulant drugs and antiplatelet drugs when assigning a Z-code for long term drug use.

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