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National MT Week 2017: May 14-20

 

Experts in Health Care—Patients Depend on Our Precision.

 

 

 

From hands-on provider care to medical records, there’s a team of specialized experts delivering quality health care. Leverage highly-skilled, critically-thinking healthcare documentation specialists to ensure the integrity of clinical documentation.

 

 

A Skilled Workforce Produces Quality Documentation.

It is clear that healthcare documentation specialists (HDSs) are the best-fit, ready-made solution to ease the documentation burden from physicians. HDSs consistently achieve documentation accuracy rates higher than 99%,¹ and by harnessing this workforce’s expertise in data integrity and medical language, clinicians’ time, coding, and revenue are optimized and the data governance strategy is reinforced and strengthened.

 

 

Be Part of the Solution.

By supporting clinicians through precise documentation, errors will be reduced, and patients will receive better care. Here’s what you can do to HELP:

 

Harness energy, excitement, and attention about what we do and why it matters to patients and the supportive role we play as part of the healthcare team.

 

Engage, educate and empower patients and the healthcare community by promoting www.YourRecordSpeaks.org and helping them understand how to access, read, and modify errors in their medical records. Highlight examples from the serious or hilarious “speech wrecks” on the SR Errors: Funny… or Fatal? Facebook page.

 

Leverage our workforce by becoming credentialed. Remove the obstacles and excuses that are preventing HDSs from reaching our full potential and getting the recognition we deserve. Credentials demonstrate value and purpose by protecting the public, identifying individuals with certain knowledge and skills, assuring consumers that professionals have met standards of practice, and demonstrating a commitment to lifelong learning.

 

Protect patients through knowledge. Educating yourself takes on many forms—from formal training to reading medical journals. Reach up to experienced professionals who feed your knowledge and help you grow, reach out to like-minded professions with whom you can collaborate and build on a shared vision, and reach back to new professionals to guide and mentor.

 

 

“Integrity of information, which is expected by patients, consumers, stakeholders, and other interested parties such as investors and regulatory agencies, is directly related to the organization’s ability to prove that information is authentic, timely, accurate, and complete. For the healthcare industry, these dimensions of integrity are essential to ensuring trust in information.” 2

 

 References

1 R. Daigh, T. Brown, G. Catuogno, J. Cannon, S. Doggett, G. Kelly, P. Preziosi. “Improving the Accuracy of Narrative Patient Notes: The Role of Documentation Specialists in Supporting Physician Use of EMRs.” June 2009. Accessed 22 February 2016.

2 AHIMA website. “Information Governance: Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC)™.” American Health Information Management Association, 2014, pp. 6-7. PDF File.

 


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