Opportunities Abound in Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement Efforts
October 19, 2017
Outpatient CDI is one of the fastest growing areas for clinical documentation improvement expansion. Traditional inpatient programs understand that capturing documentation across settings, throughout the continuum of care can help improve patient outcomes, compensate for risk-adjusted reimbursement methods, assist with accountable care organization metrics, and capture physician practice-related documentation needs as well.
This special article outlines why CDI efforts in this area are so valuable at this particular point in time.
Physician Groups Prepare for a New World of Innovation
October 4, 2017
Physician groups are a hot-bed of innovation when it comes to value-based care, collaboration, and the patient experience.
In order to become stronger partners across the care continuum, physician practice personnel roles are chang¬ing as these personnel transition to integrated delivery networks, ACOs, and patient-centered medical homes. Using information tech¬nology, data analytics, and telemedicine to improve care and drive down costs are some of the ways physician practices are achieving these goals.
In this month’s topical spotlight, hear how Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Bon Secours Health System, and CoxHealth are addressing these challenges and what steps they have taken that will help your organization thrive in today’s changing healthcare landscape.
Population health begins with the patient at the center, but it doesn’t stop there. In this report, learn how data sharing and collaboration between EHRs, claims, immunization records, public health records, and prescription drug monitoring can make the difference between patient-centric care and true population health.
Especially in the most vulnerable and at-risk populations, data sharing is improving outcomes and controlling costs. At settings ranging from the New York Department of Public Health to Oklahoma’s premier care coordination network, data sharing is being achieved with these outcomes in mind. But more needs to be done, as this sharing approaches real time.
Beyond the Revenue Cycle: Understanding True Cost of Care
June 1, 2017
While healthcare organizations struggle to optimize management of their revenue cycle, the move from fee-for-service to value-based care is compelling them to understand their costs of care like never before.
Download this asset to hear how Intermountain, Yale New Heaven Health System, and other healthcare systems approach true value-based payment.
Today, improved productivity associated with electronic health records and electronic query systems (e-queries) provide clinical documentation improvement programs the flexibility and supportive data to meet the ever-changing needs of the healthcare systems they serve.
Simply put, the advent of EHRs and e-queries changed how CDI specialists work and as Kathy McDiarmid, RN, CDI specialist at Beverly Hospital, a member of the Lahey Health System in Massachusetts, told ACDIS’ CDI Journal in December, “With any new system, issues are going to have to be addressed.”
Download the joint ACDIS and HealthLeaders Media special report “Leveraging Technology to Advance CDI Efforts,” and learn how to the make the most of your electronic health record system.
As healthcare organizations transition to value-based care, become clinically integrated, and drive new patient experience strategies, they are seeking strategic collaborations in anesthesia, hospital medicine, and emergency medicine.
Hospitals that partner in all three specialties are making key enhancements in the operating room, including faster room turnover and better perioperative care. As a result, patients are going into surgery sooner, recovering more quickly and spending less time in the hospital. Moreover, emergency department partnerships are helping hospitals improve patient flow and care transitions, as well as reduce hospital readmissions and expand into new areas.