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Transcription Gaps Pose Problems

Quality assurance (QA) programs are essential for thoroughly reviewing a patient’s narrative and demographic data, so why don’t they get more attention? Jill Devrick, MPA, president of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and product solutions advisor for 3M HIS, discusses QA and her efforts to generate support for a QA benchmarking survey in this article from For the Record.

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Focusing on Readmissions
Measuring readmissions outcomes is critically important when tracking population health. In this short video, Amirav Davy, Senior Clinical Data Analyst at Allina Health describes his hospital's success using 3M™ Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPR) Grouping Software to stratify patient groups, guide care transitions, and reduce readmissions.

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Learn more about 3M PPR Grouping Software.

Integrating automated CDI queries with physician workflow at Kettering Health Network
When Kettering Health Network agreed to be a beta site for the 3M 360 Encompass MD System, the health system's physicians were quick to sign on as volunteers to test the new software. Learn why from Debbie Schrubb, RHIA, Network Director, HIMS, for Kettering in this Health IT Outcomes video news interview about the organization's initiative to improve clinical documentation. Filmed at the 2014 AHIMA Convention in San Diego.

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Learn more about 3M 360 Encompass MD.

Using Analytics to Achieve Triple Aim Goals
 Learn how 3M is applying powerful natural language processing tools to retrieve and analyze EHR data. In this Health Data Management podcast, Dr. L. Gordon Moore of 3M Health Information Systems discusses how the industry is leveraging analytics to close the gap in preventive care and chronic disease management (14:52 - 26:52)

Listen to the audio at HDM Radio.

Talk Ten Tuesdays - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 ICD-10: The Trek to Capitol Hill
In this podcast from ICD10monitor's "Talk Ten Tuesdays," 3M research director Richard Averill discusses the Capitol Hill briefing presented by the Coalition for ICD-10 for Congressional staff. He says the Coalition is united in its support of the October 15, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date. The Capitol Hill briefing offered perspectives on the benefits of ICD-10 from a panel of industry leaders, as well as addressing many ICD-10 myths and misconceptions.

Collaborating for Documentation Quality
Jill Devrick writes about documentation quality management and its importance to medical transcriptionists and other healthcare documentation specialists, in this follow up to her July article from Advance for Healthcare Professionals.

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