Poor Documentation Hazardous To Patient Health

Advancements in health IT, enhanced patient engagement, ICD-10 and information governance (IG) all rely on clean, granular and accurate data.

The July issue of the Journal of AHIMA features a story, “Reinventing CDI,” that analyzes the trend of organizations relaunching and reworking data integrity efforts with clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs.

“Clinical documentation is at the core of every patient encounter,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “Health Information Management (HIM) professionals should continue to use their skills, expertise and leadership to improve the CDI process, which will help organizations collect and provide meaningful information throughout the continuum of care.”

Read the source article at healthitoutcomes.com