With a shortage of Health Information Management (HIM) professionals and more emphasis placed on data quality, solutions for streamlining coder workflow and accuracy is essential.
Physician documentation drives coded data quality and outcome metrics. Organizations must prioritize the quality of documentation to ensure its accuracy, because it is a direct link to publicly reported indicators, quality of care, resource planning, research, education and policy development. It is essential that the documentation is accurate and concise.
It is crucial that a hospital ensures complete and accurate documentation in the medical record so the corresponding coded data is a true reflection of the patient's acuity and resource consumption, thus ensuring appropriate funding for the level of care that was provided.
Tackle challenges, from improving accuracy of medical documentation and the efficiency of the coding process to ensuring quality of the hospital’s data. 3M is passionate about creating tools that help clinicians and hospitals capture data to track, report and improve patient care.
- Niagara Health
- Bluewater Health
- Agnes VanderVecht, Manager Data Quality and Coding