Are You Feeling Lost in Big Data Space?
Aug16

Are You Feeling Lost in Big Data Space?

The ever-changing environment of healthcare requires a lifelong learning strategy for HIM professionals. Realigning your goals and objectives to direct some self-study and continuing education efforts in the data analytics direction can make a big difference.

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A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code
Aug09

A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code

Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.

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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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Ensuring Effective Communication with Patients for ADA Compliance
Jul25

Ensuring Effective Communication with Patients for ADA Compliance

Healthcare providers are required by law to offer appropriate auxiliary aids to hearing-impaired patients. What might be the consequences for failing to do so?

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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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