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Friday, August 7 • 9:35am - 10:35am
Unleashing the Power of Data Analytics to Improve Clinical Documentation

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The use of data analytics cannot be understated in today’s complex clinical documentation environment. It will be extremely important to utilize data analytics for the management of your CDI program. See how the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System is using data analytics for improving clinician documentation to impact case mix index, severity of illness, risk of mortality scores, physician query response rates, CDI metrics and improving the capturing of key secondary diagnoses in the electronic health record.

Session Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the Clinical Documentation Improvement Program at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Systems.
  • Describe the uses of different data analytics to measure our clinical documentation improvement outcomes including; CDI metrics, benchmark comparison data, tracking CMI, improving clinician communication, physician query outcomes and SOI/ROM scores.
  • Provide examples of how data analytics has made improvements in our clinical documentation process.
  • Discuss how we have begun to leverage our electronic health record to improve the capture of clinical documentation based on the outcomes from our data analytics.

AHDI CEC: 1 MTT or 1 PD


Speakers
avatar for Gwendolyn M. Blackford, BS, RHIA

Gwendolyn M. Blackford, BS, RHIA

Administrative Manager, Inpatient Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement Program in Health Information Management, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System
Gwen Blackford is the senior administrative manager of Inpatient Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement Program in Health Information Management at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and has been in the coding field for over 29 years. Gwen has been published in the Journal of AHIMA, Modern Health Care, For the Record and The Business of Caring which have... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Karolski, RN, RHIT

Yvonne Karolski, RN, RHIT

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Systems.
Yvonne Karolski is a Clinical Documentation Specialist for orthopedic and internal medicine services at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Systems.



Friday August 7, 2015 9:35am - 10:35am
Plaza Ballroom A

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