DATE: Thursday, March 6, 2014
TIME: 12 PM PACIFIC / 3 PM EASTERN
PRESENTED BY: Gary C. David, PhD,
Associate Professor of Sociology, and
Information Design and Corporate Communication, Bentley University
AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 PD (Professional Development)
Medical records are the thing that ties together the various functions of the healthcare system. In terms of reimbursement, it can be said doctors do not generate revenue; documents generate revenue. In other words, doctors get paid on what documents said they did, not what actually occurred. Thus, medical records become the symbolic representation of the healthcare encounter, through which quality of care and outcomes are assessed, payments made, audits carried out, and patient health constructed. Despite its importance, little attention is paid within health care of how changes in its creation can impact use, and physician philosophy regarding the medical record. While the transition to EHR systems has brought renewed interest in the medical record, attention is generally given to the usability of the systems and not the impact on documentation content and usability.
This presentation will discuss a multi-year project that has examined how medical records are created and used within the healthcare setting. It will examine the medical record from the perspective of those who use it (including physicians and clinical documentation specialists), as well as those who are involved in creating it (including medical transcriptionists). Finally, the presentation will talk about practical strategies for evaluating the impact of changes in medical record production on the organization, and how the concept of documentation load (i.e., the amount of work a document must do in/for an organization) can be used to better understand the dynamic nature of medical records.
This webinar is proudly sponsored by Emdat, Now Part of Nuance
Over the next several months, AHDI-West board members are coming to a location near you.
It is our hope to meet as many members as possible and be available to you on a casual, face-to-face basis.
We have TWO upcoming opportunities to meet with representatives from AHDI-West.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 12:00 PM
Sandy Shumaker, CMT, AHDI-F, AHDI-President
Karen Fox-Acosta, CMT, AHDI-F, AHDI Immed. Past President
will be happy to meet with members in
San Diego, CA
Chiquita’s Mexican Restaurant
4110 Home Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~ 4:00 PM
Jacque Taylor, BS, AHDI-F
will be happy to meet with members in
Salt Lake City, UT
655 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Please contact us if you plan to attend.
More information will be provided at that time.
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BROADCAST DATE: Friday, January 24, 2014
PRESENTED BY: Jacque Taylor, BS, AHDI-F
AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 C0M (Complementary Medicine)
What IS acupuncture??? Just what IS the point, and why should you consider it? This presentation will try to dispel some of the myths and fears surrounding this thousand-year-old healing method, what it REALLY is, and some of the many conditions it can help. We will go over what to expect in a typical treatment session and discuss some of the different methods used in acupuncture treatment. We will also give important recommendations as to the qualifications you should look for in an acupuncturist, as well as where and how to locate a qualified practitioner in your local area.Read More...
Happy New Year!
View the final version of the
2013 AHDI-West Christmas Card
Turn on your sound and enjoy!
Option #1: It is a MP4 video. Allow at least 5 minutes to load and autoplay
Option #2: View through Public DropBox. It will need to buffer the first time through. Replay is “smooth as butter.”Read More...
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BROADCAST DATE: Friday, December 13, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Audrey Kirchner, CHDS
AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 CM (Clinical Medicine)*
Hand & Arm Transplantation
Webinar detailing the operative procedure of reconstructive hand and arm transplantation surgery. Detailed description of protocols followed and anatomic connections made. Also information on new 1-drug modulated protocol utilizing bone marrow infusion as an adjunct to reconstructive hand and arm transplantation.Read More...