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Health IT in the Spotlight: A Closer Look at Clinical Documentation Improvement Solutions

Over the past decade, an increasing number of hospitals have implemented clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs. Unsurprisingly, financial considerations are a key driver behind this trend. Increased scrutiny of health care costs by public and commercial health plans translates into increased focus on ensuring complete, accurate capture of diagnoses and procedures rendered in patient care, […]
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Computer-assisted CDI helps hospitals meet the challenge of burgeoning electronic health records

Not long ago, parts of our health system remained mired in technological backwaters. With patient records locked in paper charts, sharing information with other hospitals or physicians usually involved a foot chase across town. Today, following a period of innovation and unprecedented investment, most physicians are online and managing their patient records electronically. This increase […]
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