Oct 09, 2017 -- Posted at 9:20 pm -- By Joey - administrator

Document Integrity – Racing the Tour de Fact

Document Integrity – Racing the Tour de Fact If you’re like most people, we just keep moving with the inertial forces thrust upon us.  Indeed, we’re creatures of habit.  After all, most of us resist, if not fight change, because its hard: Change of schedule, locations, food, routines, people, jobs, friends, status, and so forth. But […]

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Oct 09, 2017 -- Posted at 9:11 pm -- By Joey - administrator

Do You Have A Medical Transcription Backup Vendor?

Why is it that we often fail to have Plan B’s in life? Backup plans, third string players, an emergency battery or generator, a standby flash light, hidden emergency money, backup for your family photos, an extra key to your front door, or a backup parachute? Yet, just when we need them, we don’t often have them.   Do You Have A Medical Transcription […]

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Oct 04, 2017 -- Posted at 5:00 pm -- By Joey - administrator

Recommendations for the Safe Use of Copy and Paste

Recommendations for the Safe Use of Copy and Paste Article published in AHDIONLINE MAY/JUNE 2017 Magazine (Volume 13, Issue 3)   Lorraine Possanza, DpM, JD, MBe and Maura Crossen-Luba, B.S., MpH, CpH Copying and pasting information is a familiar, time saving computer function. However, errors in copy and paste can occur quickly and may not be […]

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Jul 06, 2017 -- Posted at 5:51 pm -- By Joey - administrator

Document “Integridation” – Would you give your patients a rotten loaf of bread?

Would you give your patients a rotten loaf of bread? No you wouldn’t!!  Sure some of the pieces of the loaf may look fine, but mold and bacteria would probably make them sick to their stomach and give them an unplanned colon cleansing. Nor would you give your patients inaccurate and hard-to-read medical documentation about their […]

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Jun 13, 2017 -- Posted at 3:05 pm -- By Joey - administrator

Medical Document Integrity Solutions

Medical Document Integrity Solutions iData is focused on filling the gaps related to the Medical Record, which often occur whenever a facility moves to an new EMR system. iData wants to come alongside your existing solution and fill those gaps! Our method is pretty simple. It includes: Use documentation audits as needed to identify the problems. We provide […]

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May 22, 2017 -- Posted at 7:52 pm -- By Joey - administrator

Documentation Integrity and Healthier Patients

Documentation Integrity and Healthier Patients Remember when the milk industry inundated us with their “Got Milk?” or “Milk Does Your Body Good” campaign? Their campaign told us that drinking milk meant healthy bodies and bones. Well… when it comes to healthier patients, it similarly holds true that “integrity does your body good”.  Better patient care […]

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Feb 09, 2017 -- Posted at 5:41 pm -- By idata -

Pausing for Dollars

Before you earnestly launch into your “To Do” list you created at the end of 2016, do yourself a favor and PAUSE!  Surely you’ve created a list (at least in your mind) that more-or-less hits the mark on critical near-term goals, but have you considered that we – the human types – are creatures of […]

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Feb 09, 2017 -- Posted at 5:03 pm -- By idata -

Importance of Transcription in the EHR

This article is written specifically for iData Medical by Darice Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, President and Founder, H.I.Mentors, LLC and is a certified AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Trainer and Ambassador. BACKGROUND The electronic health record (EHR) is still in very much of an infancy state when it comes to accurately being used to tell the […]

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Dec 03, 2016 -- Posted at 11:34 am -- By idata -

The ICD-10 coding vacation is over!

Ever been on vacation? We all have. The lead up, ripe with excitement and anticipation. The unknowns. The spontaneous confidence that something big is going to happen. The day finally arrives. Perhaps a plane trip. Activity-filled excursions. The suntan. Mimosas or a Dark-and-Stormy, garnished with some island music. Good food, a good book, and lots of rest! But then, before it even starts, you are back home in the grind. The party is over.

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Dec 03, 2016 -- Posted at 11:32 am -- By idata -

Calculating costs of outsourced vs. in-house transcription

We often take our environment for granted. At work or at home, whatever it is we’re doing, we tend to keep doing the same thing. As the old adage says, “things in motion tend to stay in motion; things standing still tend to stay still” – an artifact from thermodynamics.

And so it is with clinical documentation, especially transcription, and today coding as well.

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