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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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Clinician-Created Documentation: What’s Your Experience?

Jill Devrick, AHDI President, recently had her article on clinician-created documentation published in Advance for Health Information Professionals.  Take a look and add comments about what your experience has been regarding this topic. “Implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) has changed how clinicians create documentation. Although EHR technology is intended to increase efficiency and [...]

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CMS: Dictation/Transcription & Meaningful Use NOT Mutually Exclusive

A very enlightening article written by Mark Christensen of WebChartMD (www.webchartmd.com), posted here with his permission, with a link to the original at the end of the post. CMS Confirms Transcription Is Acceptable – If Used Correctly  Increased Use of Unstructured Data Could Reduce Physician Frustration  One of Meaningful Use’s most misunderstood requirements is the [...]

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Sounds familiar…

Related posts: More Sounds of ACE 2010 Sounds of ACE 2010

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EMR Too Confusing? Help Is On The Way!

Wonderful satire from GomerBlog.com: “Citing slow load times, confusing menu structure, and overall frustration with the user interface, St. Barnaby’s Hospital has announced that the old electronic health record (EHR) will be replaced with a new state of the art binder-based system, in which a so-called “paper chart” is kept for each patient.” Love it! [...]

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Upcoming Anniversary to Celebrate!

It doesn’t seem possible but it’s been almost a year since AHDI’s “Your Record Speaks” campaign was launched at the national ACE meeting last year in Orlando.  Many of us who attended put on our campaign T-shirts and walked through Downtown Disney, handing out slips of paper which contained the website for “Your Record Speaks”.  [...]

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