Opportunities Abound in Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement Efforts

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.

Population Health: Making a Difference With Data

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.

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Beyond the Revenue Cycle: Understanding True Cost of Care

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.

 

Leveraging Technology to Advance CDI Efforts

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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.

Outsourcing: Playing the Long Game

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.

 

Nurse Leadership in 2017: CNOs tackle a new workforce vision

The aims of improving care coordination and quality, as well as taking on new payment structures, are fostering workforce innovations at the highest levels. Healthcare leaders are rethinking clinical roles, training nurses for new positions, creating more flexible paths to leadership, and reaching out to patients and families in new ways to address growing consumer demands.

 

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