EHRs and Malpractice: An Attorney’s Perspective
Aug10

EHRs and Malpractice: An Attorney’s Perspective

In the closing session at AHIMA’s CDI Summit in Alexandria, VA, on Friday, attorney Marion Munley, Esq., a medical malpractice lawyer who delivered her presentation via Skype, shared cautionary tales and disquieting concerns about the inherent patient safety risks related to electronic health records (EHRs).

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When US News and World Report Downgrades Hospital, CDI is Quick to the Rescue
Aug10

When US News and World Report Downgrades Hospital, CDI is Quick to the Rescue

When the University of Michigan Health System’s U.S. News and World Report ranking fell sharply—from number 9 in 2003 to off the rankings in 2013 and 2014—the organization’s administrators knew many things needed to change. Luckily for them, the health system’s HIM department was ready to help.

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Getting CDI Buy-In from Physicians
Aug10

Getting CDI Buy-In from Physicians

If there was only one major insight to be had in two day’s worth of presentations at AHIMA’s CDI Summit in Alexandria, VA last week, it was a new appreciation for the mind of the modern physician and the tools being developed to navigate it.

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Physician Whisperers: CDI Teams Share Strategies for Educating Doctors
Aug07

Physician Whisperers: CDI Teams Share Strategies for Educating Doctors

One of the biggest challenges in getting a clinical documentation improvement program off the ground is getting engagement with—and the attention of—physicians.

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CDI Innovators Share Their Learning Experiences and Growing Pains
Aug07

CDI Innovators Share Their Learning Experiences and Growing Pains

The 140 CDI Summit attendees were treated to an inspiring mix of approaches to getting organization-wide acceptance of CDI during a panel discussion at Thursday morning’s opening session–from more traditional approaches to physicians on a CDI mission.

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Report from AHIMA’s 2014 Clinical Documentation Improvement Summit

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) convened its annual Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Summit in August 2014 in Washington, DC. The summit is committed to presenting interactive sessions, showcasing real-world examples, advancing networking opportunities, and providing critical insights to move CDI programs forward.

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