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Report from The Joint Commission Liaison Network Forum

The Joint Commission’s 22nd Annual Liaison Network Forum took place at their headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, August 13-14. More than 50 healthcare associations were in attendance, and I had the pleasure of representing AHDI. The Forum provides the unique opportunity to learn about The Joint Commission’s (TJC) work and current strategic priorities, and to [...]

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Joint Press Release from AHDI and AHIMA!

Check out AHDI and AHIMA’s joint release on the reinstitution of QA programs and Clinician-Created Documentation.  What do you think? http://www.ahdionline.org/Portals/0/downloads/AHIMA-AHDItoolkit.pdf Related posts: Clinician-Created Documentation: What’s Your Experience? QA for Clinician-Created Documentation Headed Our Way…Finally! Joint AHDI/AHIMA Meeting in Texas Breaks New Ground! AHDI at 2011 AHIMA Convention

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The Great Debate Continues…..

If you weren’t able to attend the HDIC in Las Vegas in July, you can still voice your opinion on the topics that were discussed during “The Great Debate”.  We’d love to hear what you have to say!  Here’s the first topic: **Book of Style:  Obsolete or Awesome?     Related posts: The Great Debate [...]

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Can I Get An “Amen!”

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Yes, it doe’s

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This Pirate’s Last Name Must Be Lederer

Jay Vance, CMT, CHP 2014-2015 AHDI President-Elect Related posts: Your Word Of The Day Reflections On The 2014 AHDI Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference The Results Are In: AHDI National Leadership Board Election Successfully Completed Breaking News – Dr. Lederer to launch new book at ACE 2010!

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Tell us your favorite Healthcare Integrity Conference Experience!

What a conference – So many fun and educational experiences!  Please share your favorites. Sheryl Williams, CHDS, AHDI-F AHDI District 3 Director Related posts: Reflections On The 2014 AHDI Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference AHDI Conference Highlights CALLING ALL LOUNGE LIZARDS! Update from ACE 2011: Integrity Awards Luncheon

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Reflections On The 2014 AHDI Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference

As I wait at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas to begin my journey home from the 2014 HDIC, here are some of the highlights of the conference for me. The opening keynote speaker, Dr. Ronald Wyatt from The Joint Commission, really set the tone for the entire conference. His message to healthcare documentation specialists was [...]

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CALLING ALL LOUNGE LIZARDS!

Thanks for visiting the Lounge. The first person to email me at swilliamscmt@msn.com with “Lounge Lizard” in the subject line will receive a prize! Sheryl Williams, CHDS, AHDI-F AHDI District 3 Director Related posts: AHDI Conference Highlights AHDI Lounge has Moved! New AHDI National Leadership Board Members Announced! NLB Election Results Announced

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AHDI Conference Highlights

Here are just a few of this year’s conference highlights: Keynote presentation by Dr. Ronald Wyatt, Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at Joint Commission. What MTSOs and ICs should know about HIPAA. Discovering and deploying your strengths. Documentation errors and risk. Information governance in a post-EHR era. QA Summit:  Sharing the results of [...]

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