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First do no harm part 2: How can quality efforts harm patients?

January 15th, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted on my previous blog, the Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD and is still relevant today. I discussed how a proposed eCQM […]

New Year’s resolution: An ounce of prevention

January 3rd, 2020 / By Sheldon Barlow

Out with 2019 and in with the new year! The new year has the anticipation of a fresh start, a new beginning. The process of reflection and goal setting, such […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2019

December 18th, 2019

A big thank you to all Inside Angle readers! As we look ahead to 2020, we invite you to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2019: “The Iron […]

First do no harm: Can eCQMs hurt patients?

December 16th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

The Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD. One translation (which has been modified in a version with which we are more familiar) states: “I will […]

The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures part 2

November 4th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted in my previous blog on the changes to the IQR program, fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. With the fall comes changes to the […]

The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures, part 1

October 28th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

“A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” Ecclesiastes 3:4 Fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. I […]

Physicians, EHRs and New York City cab drivers

June 19th, 2019 / By Steve Cantwell

On a recent business trip to New York City, I take a taxi to JFK Airport from Lower Manhattan in late afternoon traffic. The cab driver tunes into a radio […]

Radiology documentation: Maximizing revenue and reducing risk

May 29th, 2019 / By Katie Kitchen, CPC

From my previous blogs, you know that I am a huge proponent of computer-assisted coding (CAC). Some of the key goals of CAC utilization are increased productivity, maximizing reimbursement and […]

ICD-10 diagnosis coding: The impact of equivocal language

April 17th, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Spring means different things depending on what part of the country you live in. For me, spring means melting snow, flowers and spring cleaning. This also seems like a good […]

You don’t know what you don’t know…Be a lifelong learner!

March 20th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy spring everyone! One of my clients recently made the statement “We don’t know what we don’t know.” I wholeheartedly agree. If only all organizations and team members shared that […]

Mind blindness, data blindness and the power of concurrent collaboration

February 4th, 2019 / By Steve Cantwell

I have learned countless lessons about perception from my son who is on the autism spectrum. He has helped me better understand how we can inadvertently misinterpret or misuse healthcare […]

Differing perspectives of the medical record

January 21st, 2019 / By Sheldon Barlow

The medical record is unique because it is written for various reasons and looked at from various perspectives. It is not only a written representation of a face-to-face medical interaction […]