Monday, October 6, 2008

Week of 10/6 AHDI Updates

CDA4CDT Coalition Submits Public Comment on Clinical Encounter Note
The American Health Information Community (AHIC), an advisory board which makes recommendations to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, recently requested feedback related to standards development in the area of Clinical Encounter Note Details. AHIC has drafted a list of gaps and extensions to be addressed in order to develop nationally recognized standards for the completion and exchange of clinical encounter notes (including transcribed notes). The standardization work in this area of the electronic health record will directly impact the future of the dictation-transcription process. The AHIC document recognized the work already accomplished by CDA4CDT, an alliance of organizations formed nearly two years ago, with AHDI and MTIA as founding members, to develop and publish document exchange standards for narrative reports in electronic clinical documents. The CDA4CDT workgroup submitted comments to AHIC that fully support the work of medical transcriptionists and the vital role of narrative clinical information in quality patient care. Specifically, the comments "suggest that the report address directly the integration of dictation/transcription workflow. The information within the approximately 600,000,000 reports dictated each year is critical to care and must become fully integrated into EHRs and accessible to PHRs." References and Links:Feedback on Clinical Encounter Note Details: Draft AHIC Extension/Gap Draft of August 15, 2008 Comments submitted by members of the CDA4CDT Initiative can be viewed here.

October 7
CDA4CDT: Transcribed Docs into EHR Components
Presenter: Laura Bryan, CMT, AHDI-F
CEC Given: 1 Technology and the Workplace
Registration Closes: October 1 Last day to register!

October 15
Your Association, Your Benefits
Presenter: Kelly Kappmeier
CEC Given: N/A
Registration Closes: October 8

October 16
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in On-line Education (Part 2 of the Educators 3-part series)
Presenter: Naomi Johnson
CEC Given: 1 Professional Development
Registration Closes: October 9

People Management
Presenter: Lea Sims, CMT, AHDI-F
CEC Given: 2 Professional Development
Registration Closes: October 9

October 21
Public Speaking I
Presenter: Susan Lucci, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F
CEC Given: 2 Professional Development
Registration Closes: October 14

October 22
CMT and RMT: Steps to Credentialing—FREE
Presenter: Kim Buchanan, CMT, AHDI-F
CEC Given: 1 Professional Development
Registration Closes: October 19

October 23
Premenopausal Breast Cancer: Notes from a Survivor
Presenter: Liora Hess
CEC Given: 1 Clinical Medicine
Registration Closes: October 16

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