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Mark your calendar for AHDI’s 2016 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference, August 4-6, in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Visit www.ahdionline.org/ACE for more information.
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Friday, August 7 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Power of Narrative

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While the healthcare industry continues the transition to electronic health record (EHR) systems, hospitals need to remember the value that transcription continues to play in capturing the fullness of the patient’s story. EHR templates, check boxes and drop-down menus are not always conducive to documenting complex medical histories, and can result in less than complete documentation. Only the expressiveness of dictation can provide the thoroughness required, and with the support of transcription services, physicians receive valuable time back in their day. And new technologies are now helping unlock the power of narrative within transcription and improve patient care.

This session will address the technologies now available to HIM departments that take transcribed documents and turn the unstructured narrative into encoded HL7 CDA-compliant records. Using natural language understanding software to convert transcription into information that is shareable, sortable and searchable, hospitals can now leverage data embedded in the narrative to identify clinical documentation improvement areas. Transcription paired with natural language understanding can lead to better patient care and educate physicians on how to document more effectively.

Learning Objectives

  1. How does dictation and transcription benefit the patient?
  2. How does dictation and transcription benefit the physician?
  3. Describe how natural language processing of transcribed documents is being leveraged by healthcare facilities to assess clinical documentation improvement areas.
  4. Explain how using the results of natural language processing can help to educate on how to document more effectively.


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Dori Whittaker

Director, Solutions Management, M*Modal
Dori Whittaker is the Director of Solutions Management at M*Modal, responsible for the strategic planning and positioning of the company's hosted transcription and speech recognition platform technology, the M*Modal Fluency for Transcription Platform. She has over 25 years of healthcare... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza Ballroom A

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