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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more