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Survey: "How Do You See the Future of CDI?"

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2020
 

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Wiser Wednesday: It's Time to Leverage Data, Advanced Analytics and Performance Monitoring


Terrance Govender, MD is currently the Vice President of Medical Affairs for ClinIntell, Inc. He has many years of clinical and healthcare management experience that goes beyond the borders of the United States, having also practice in the United Kingdom and South Africa. After being introduced to the concept of CDI early on in his non-clinical career, he realized that we still have a lot to accomplish as an industry.

Terrance’s passion lies in the ability to empower physicians, who want to do the right thing, by providing them the shortest distance between two points with regards to CDI.

This approach can take on many forms and the exact solution may vary depending on different cultures, but Terrance believes that its time to leverage data, advanced analytics and performance monitoring to affect long term change in physician behavior.

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Wiser Wednesday: No Shortcuts to Uniting CDI, Coding & Physicians!

January's Wiser Wednesday-Experience Speaks podcast where Glenn Krauss invites our Special Guests:

  • Dr. Vedi Patel, a practicing hospitalist in Chicago
  • Elaine Maldonado, a 30+ year Coding Manager from California

They share their thoughts on the role of documentation, especially in relation to communicating the patient's story, and what the effect of CDI work is on effective coding.

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Wiser Wednesday: Resident Training on Documentation - What should it be, when and where?

December's Wiser Wednesday-Experience Speaks podcast where Glenn Krauss invites our Special Guests:

  • Dr. Mahesh Moolani, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, KY College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dr. Doug Cutler, a practicing hospitalist at Yavapai Medical Center

They share their thoughts on why and how residents should be getting useful education on proper documentation and the need for being complete, accurate and compliant.

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Wiser Wednesday: EHRs - What is their purpose, anyway?

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November's Wiser Wednesday-Experience Speaks podcast where Glenn Krauss invites our Special Guests:

  • Craig Mills, Business Development Director for MBOS and
  • Dr. Doug Cutler, a practicing hospitalist at Yavapai Medical Center

They share their thoughts on why the EHR must be thought of as a communication tool rather than just a reimbursement tool.

What should CDI be accomplishing to help facilitate recognition of the EHR as a communication tool that benefits the patient, the physician and all healthcare stakeholders. If the record is treated as a communication first and foremost, optimal reimbursement will be forthcoming.

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Wiser Wednesday: KPIs for CDI Programs - What do they measure and why?

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Our inaugural show was moderated by Glenn Krauss, CEO & Founder of Core-CDI with Special Guests:

  • Terrance Govender, VP of Medical Affairs for ClinIntell
  • Heidi Hillstrom, CDI Professional at St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN

They discuss KPIs for CDI programs as they are commonly being used today…

  • Do current KPIs in CDI accurately and dependably measure true performance of a CDI program?
  • Are these current measures valid and reliable? If so, to what purpose?
  • What constitutes valid and reliable measures of CDI performance for driving and achieving continual documentation improvement?

Listen in to hear the scoop on the current state of affairs in CDI when it comes to KPI measures and understand why the profession is simply measuring the wrong indicators, continuing to go down the wrong path using the wrong approach to achieving documentation improvement.

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