Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Documentation Improvement

AHIMA Releases New Clinical Documentation Improvement Toolkits

April 26, 2018 - AHIMA has released two new clinical documentation improvement (CDI) toolkits on outpatient documentation and denials management to support the exchange of complete and accurate data across the care continuum. “The documentation in a patient’s health record must hold the complete patient story, and that story does not stop when a patient leaves the hospital or when the records face...


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AHIMA: Focus on Healthcare Big Data Analytics, Informatics in 2018

by Jessica Kent

The need for big data analytics, improved informatics, and stronger information governance will be some of the top issues for healthcare organizations in 2018, according to a recent article from the Journal of AHIMA. The coming year is set to...

Has Google Cracked EHR Speech Recognition for Medical Conversations?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers ready to throw their laptops out the window rather than spend another minute documenting care in their electronic health records may be pleased to know that Google is taking on the challenge of developing unobtrusive speech...

AHIMA Offers Clinical Documentation Tips for Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

Substance use disorders (SUDs) are becoming devastatingly common as the opioid abuse epidemic rages on, but providers may not be creating clinical documentation with a high enough quality to use in SUD research and population health management...

Coding, CDI Outsourcing Improve Case Mix, Healthcare Data Integrity

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that partner with coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) outsourcing experts have seen more accurate claims coding, increased case mix indexes, and enhanced operational efficiencies, says a pair of new industry...

Cultivating a Big Data Mindset for Coders, Clinical Documentation

by Jennifer Bresnick

For the past few years, clinical documentation improvement efforts have been mostly associated with the ICD-10 transition – the often-delayed switch to an upgraded classification and coding system that requires enhanced detail and specificity...

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