“You don’t know what you don’t know”
So you’re running along thinking all is well with your EHR. Then, you get the itch to have an independent auditor look at your systems, data, and processes. And voila. You discover minor, or worse yet, some major flaws in the data integrity of your EHR that have a ripple effect – anywhere from simple annoying errors, to misdiagnosis, mistreatment, reduced revenues, all the way up to substantial and material legal (civil and possibly criminal) liability. The last thing you should ask yourself is “what are the odds?”.
No need to panic.
With a concerted effort and a strategic approach, finding and diagnosing data gaps is like diagnosing a patient. A treatment is then needed to heal the wounds of the EHR data gaps. The solution is often found in one of these three areas:EHR challenges
- Does the EHR system need to be tweaked or users trained to hospital documentation requirements? Read More Here
- Physician lapses— Physician training and follow-up with specific examples. Read More Here
- Fragmented record due a combination of the above. Do certain reports need to be transcribed to create a clearer picture of the patient story? Read More Here
iData would enjoy having a conversation with you about how we could address these issues. Feel free to reach out to us and stay tuned for our next Webinar, “Advanced Examples of Data Integrity Issues in the EHR.” This free webinar (CEU’s certificates provided) is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, at 12 noon (eastern) and is the second installment in a Webinar Series facilitated by Darice Grzybowski, president of H.I.Mentors, and sponsored by iData Medical. To register, see below!
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!
Grzybowski is a nationally recognized leader, author, and speaker on the topic of electronic health record management and document integrity.Attend to learn actionable steps for improving productivity, risk mitigation, and revenue by improving your clinical documentation in the electronic health record. Appropriate audience include HIM & CDI professionals, Risk/ Compliance/ Quality Managers, Clinicians, IT Professionals, and Legal Experts.