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What Does Labor Day Mean to You?

The upcoming weekend is Labor Day Weekend. For many of us that means we get a 3-day weekend, an extra day off. It is an extra day to relax and spend time with our family and friends. My youngest son has a soccer tournament this weekend, so we will be spending most of Saturday and [...]

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The Great Debate Part 2

If you were not able to attend the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference in Las Vegas in July, here is topic #2 of the The Great Debate:  QA of Physician-Entered Documentation – Luxury or Necessity?  What do you think?  Do clinicians have time in their busy day of seeing patients to insure that everything is correct [...]

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QA Practices – What’s Your Experience?

I have heard that some facilities do not provide the voice files for comparison when HDSs are asked to QA voice-recognized documents.  How is this handled in your facility?  What have you heard about this method of QA?  It seems to me that accurate QA could not be accomplished without those voice files for comparison.  [...]

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Solve The Medical Mystery!

Here’s a fun little brainteaser to finish out your week. The answer has something to do with the human body. Good luck! You enter a room full of people and see that they’re all wearing name tags. It appears they all have something in common, and your challenge is to figure out what the commonality [...]

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President’s Report from HDIC 2014 in Las Vegas

Related posts: Delaware Forum Report Mostashari: ‘We Will Act on IOM Report’ | Articles & Archives | Healthcare Informatics Model Curriculum for MT Education Report Open for Comment Report from The Joint Commission Liaison Network Forum

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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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