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New Book of Style, 4th Edition—Get Your Copy Today!

Thursday, June 4, 2020  

The 4th edition of the Book of Style & Standards for Clinical Documentation (BOSS4CD) from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is available in print and digital versions. This widely acclaimed industry standards manual has long been the trusted resource for data capture and documentation standards in health care.


What’s New in this Edition?

  • Expanded target audience to include all health information management (HIM) professionals, information technologists (IT), and clinicians
  • Style rules adapted to speech recognition technology and the electronic health record with in-depth guidance on editing in these environments
  • Expanded content in the areas of hematology, oncology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and genetics
  • Updated content covering privacy and security
  • Frameworks for determining appropriate use of brief forms, jargon, slang, and neologisms
  • Facility best practices related to:
    • Normals and standard templates
    • Clinical documentation capture
    • Content importing technologies (copy and paste)
    • Gender pronouns
  • More detailed table of contents at the beginning of each chapter
  • Updated appendices, including new sample reports, expanded glossary of homonyms and sound-alikes, and a new reference section for common laboratory studies
  • Easy-reference table of classification systems indicating arabic versus roman numerals as well as uppercase versus lowercase letters used in subclassifications
  • Updated, professionally drafted index
Read full details about BOSS4CD and view sample pages. Interested in the electronic version? Watch a quick tutorial on how to navigate BOSS4CD using VitalSource Bookshelf.


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BOS 4e electronic

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Print copy (spiral bound)

BOSS4CD print cover

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