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New CDI Challenge: Adjusting to Quality, Not Quantity

Author: Murphy, Brian

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2015



It’s no secret that healthcare is undergoing a profound transformation. While fee-for-service delivery remains the current model for acute care hospital payment, the transition to paying for quality over quantity is happening before our eyes.


In January, the Centers for Me....

Closing the Loop on Quality and CDI: Refocusing Programs to Ensure an Accurate Picture of Clinical Care

Author: Gurrieri, Joseph J; Milligan, Cassie; Strafer, Paul

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2015



The ultimate goal of most CDI programs is to improve the quality of patient care through more accurate and complete clinical documentation. A potential increase in revenue is, of course, a positive byproduct of doing so—which makes sense. If organizations can demonstrate severity of illne....

Reinvigorating Your CDI Program

Author: Geissler, Kristen; Dion, Joni

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2015



Long gone are the days of “grab and go” coding, finding the CC/MCC to push reimbursement to the next level and then moving on to the next record. Today, in addition to reimbursement, clinical data drives quality initiatives, hospital and physician profiles, and medical necessit....

Rainbow (Rapid Access Immunization Now: Better Our World) Record: An Immunization Tool for Nigerian Families

Author: Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Meyers, Sandy; Wang, Erh-Hsuan (Reina); Funmilayo, Kenny

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: May 2015


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Millions of children die every year across the world as a result of not being immunized. Nigeria has made great improvements in childhood immunizations, but it still lacks the effectiveness and efficiency that an immunization tool may be able to provide. The Bill and Meli....

Post Earthquake Health Information Management in Japan—the Challenges

Author: Yokobori, Yukiko; Sakai, Tsuneo; Takeda, Takahisa; Oi, Toshio

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: May 2015


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On March 11, 2011, a megathrust earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Japan, causing destruction of homes, large-scale fires, giant tsunami, and demolition of nuclear power plants in the Tohoku region on the northeastern coast of Japan. This article focuses on the response of t....

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