As contact tracers hunt COVID-19, they navigate the complexities of privacy, patients, and public health information ‖ If you have tested positive for COVID-19—or have been in close contact with someone who has—then chances are that a contact tracer like Laurie Peters, RHIA, CCS, CHPS, will be the one to break the news. “I get one of two reactions. ‘Well, this is no big deal. I’ll just stay home,’ to, ‘Oh…
Everyone is dealing with this pandemic, and everyone is dealing with the impact of this virus.
Clinical documentation integrity professionals need to educate providers on the importance of accurately documenting the presentation of COVID-19 patients.
In just a few short months, the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have put the entire healthcare system under an extraordinary amount of stress.
How Health IT Systems Should Meet Enhanced Demands from Covid-19
With so many Americans affected by the pandemic, implementing social determinants of health (SDOH) outreach programs across the care continuum is pivotal.
The two main streams of data relied upon by the healthcare system—administrative and clinical—have developed on separate trajectories, use different technical standards, and are not yet easily integrated. Two federal agencies have joined forces in releasing a report on how to reduce the burden of using health information technology.