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Coding productivity and accuracy: An action plan for improvement

By Katie Kitchen, CPC

Throughout my career in coding, whether it was as a production coder, a coding supervisor, or my current role as an analyst, there has always been great discussion and debate […]

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Making it stick in health care

December 7th, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

Working at 3M, the story of the Post-It note is one that every employee knows well.  In a nutshell, an employee in a 3M R&D lab was developing an adhesive […]

The importance of humans in health care

December 5th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The online portal Dictionary describes healthcare as “noun; the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services”. Interesting that it does not mention […]

When medicine hurts

December 3rd, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Between 2011 and 2013, 31 out of 38 patients treated by the same neurosurgeon in the Dallas area were left paralyzed, seriously injured or dead. The neurosurgeon became known as […]

Focusing on CIMI: Getting the most out of the HL7 Working Group Meeting

November 30th, 2018 / By Michael Denton, RN

The September 2018 Health Level 7 (HL7) international working group meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland and was packed full of user tutorials and learning sessions. Because this was my […]

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Webinar: Creating an accurate picture of your clinical risk

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In this webinar, explore how to create a true picture of your patient populations and their mortality risks with Cheryl Manchenton, RN.

Better collaboration with physician teams

At Palmetto Health the CDI teams are deeply involved with the physician teams in many ways, including going on rounds with them to listen for ways to improve documentation.

Video: A shift toward quality focus

Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.

Podcast Episode Transcript: Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. With me today I have Dr. Geoffrey Rose, who is the chief of adult […]