Friday, May 29, 2009
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland DriveNashville, TN 37214
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
WAS $50, NOW $41 for AHDI members
WAS $70, NOW $61 for non-members
This is the week that has been set aside for us to celebrate our profession as key contributors on the healthcare delivery team. And although we don’t provide hands-on patient care, the documentation we provide and the quality and completeness in the preparation as well as the quick turnaround time that we provide helps to ensure every member of the team has the information they need to make the next decision for the patient. This is critical not only on this patient encounter but for many subsequent visits and ongoing care. Did you know that we share this week with National Emergency Medical Services? Did you also know that last week was National Women’s Health Week as well as National Hospital Week? It seems that we are in very good company! This year, probably more importantly than any other year, we must collectively and collaboratively be engaged in our careers and profession with healthcare reform agendas rapidly taking shape.
While we take this week to celebrate, let us also take this week to actively shape our future and our evolving roles. Let’s continue to leverage our expertise and stake our claim in this new era of health care.
On behalf of our association, we thank you for your continued interest, support and dedication in playing a vital role in patient safety. You make a difference, every day. Have a great week!
Susan Lucci, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F
2009 AHDI President
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
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Friday, May 1, 2009
- The recently enacted HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) and healthcare reform present tremendous opportunities for the clinical documentation sector; however, the sector must be organized and focused, or else it risks squandering those opportunities.
- Attendees wholeheartedly supported a uniform visibility campaign comprised of advocacy to key health policymakers and a public relations strategy focused on the sector’s contribution to quality patient care delivery.
- The HITECH Act will deeply impact the sector, including significant new obligations with respect to HIPAA and data breach notifications.
- "Discrete reportable transcription" can be integrated with EHR technology as a method of increasing EHR adoption, since many physicians prefer the dictation process as a faster means of documenting healthcare encounters over more time consuming point and click, templated documentation approaches.
- Consumers becoming increasingly instrumental in documenting their personal health stories, combined with more outcomes driven data from the provider community, is creating dynamic new business models for the clinical documentation sector.
- The Health Story Project promotes and enhances the value of narrative text in the age of EHRs by producing and encouraging the adoption of standards for the flow of information between common types of healthcare documents and EHRs.
- The SRT Summit generated dialogue concerning the impact of SRT on the clinical documentation sector based on information provided by a sector-wide SRT survey being conducted by MTIA in partnership with AHDI and AHIMA, with the ultimate goal being the creation of a trends and best practices white paper to assist MTSOs with the challenges of purchasing, adopting, and implementing SRT.
- The QA Summit reviewed essential elements of a quality assessment process and outlined key components and metrics in order to begin producing a widely accepted quality standard protocol that will serve the healthcare community as prudent, efficient, cost-effective, valid, reliable, and scalable to ensure quality of all health records.
You still can benefit from some of the valuable information shared at the conference by purchasing a set of CDs containing audio recordings of the speakers’ presentations and, if applicable, their PowerPoint presentations. To purchase the entire collection of CDs for only $129, please visit the webpage of Lawrence Media Group, the company that produced the CDs: http://shop.lawrencemg.com/-c-21_8915.html.