Title: Partners in Quality: Why Quality Matters and How to Achieve It
Presenter: Christine Tyrrell
Date:January 13, 2015
Time:1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 1 MTT
Description: The EHR has become the Swiss-army-knife of healthcare documentation, used for many different purposes, by many different parties, and created by multiple contributors and techniques. Whether healthcare documentation is created as traditional transcription by a healthcare documentation specialist, an outsourced vendor, or speech recognition (front-end or back-end), or directly into the EHR by a clinician, a quality assurance program is essential for measuring and maintaining documentation accuracy and completeness. Learn how a robust quality process supports professional and effective communication, knowledge-based decision making, and better team-work. Understand the evolving principles of quality assessment in a changing healthcare documentation environment. Become proactive partners by tracking, analyzing, and sharing quality metrics and insights with all the stakeholders in your system to ensure documentation integrity, and most importantly, patient safety.
Speaker Biography: Christine Tyrrell is the owner of Tyrrell Software and creator of TQAudit, a healthcare documentation quality management software tool, for which she won an AHDI Innovation Through Technology award. She has been active in many AHDI and AHIMA healthcare documentation quality initiatives, including the new Clinician-Created Documentation Resource Kit. She has helped many MTSOs, hospitals and schools to establish their quality processes using TQAudit.