An Investigative Approach: How Clinical Documentation Teams Improve Communication, Documentation Outcomes and Patient Care
Clinical documentation programs’ success is a result of the healthcare team keeping a constant vigil on communication while operationalizing outcomes and instilling provider support.
It is crucial for clinical documentation improvement professionals to work with interdisciplinary teams.
Mastering physician engagement can be a challenging process, but it is within reach when you develop a plan of action and have a little patience.
While the announcement of a CDI program may give some physicians cause for excitement, the coming change might make others want to run and hide.
Quality of care is recognized through the clinical documentation that supports accurate ICD code assignment. Thus, many clinical documentation improvement programs are now evolving to support quality initiatives.
We talk a lot about the impact of CDI on healthcare organizations and physicians. But do we take the time to look at the true extent of the impact CDI has on our patients?