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Thursday, August 6 • 8:15am - 9:40am
How a Panel of Leading Hospital Executives are Advancing CDI to Achieve Long-Term Results

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This panel session will explore how a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare innovators and leaders have expanded their system’s CDI programs beyond revenue cycle and reimbursement. The panelists will share their organizations journey in leveraging CDI to break down functional silos, educate and engage physicians/internal teams, and leverage ICD-10 and technology tools to improve documentation and bridge the gap between clinicians and coders. The panelists will also share thoughts on the growing importance for outpatient CDI.

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about the evolving state of CDI programs at panelists’ healthcare systems—both inpatient and ambulatory—and the key success factors for taking CDI to the next level.
  • Learn about the measurable outcomes achieved by second-generation CDI implementations at the panelists’ healthcare systems.
  • Learn how CDI was fine tuned to ready panelist organizations for ICD-10 transition and value-based care.
  • Learn how physician resistance to CDI and silos were overcome through collaboration, training, and education deployed across panelists’ health systems.


avatar for Lorena Chicoye, MD

Lorena Chicoye, MD

Corporate Medical Director, Baptist Health of South Florida
Lorena Chicoye graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana School of Pharmacy. She received her MD from the University of Wisconsin. After completing a family medicine residency and fellowships in adolescent medicine and faculty development at Cook County Hospital, she worked as the medical director of the Ounce of Prevention School Based Clinics on Chicago’s Westside. She left Chicago to become faculty and director for Community Programs... Read More →
avatar for Ann Goodwill-Pritchett

Ann Goodwill-Pritchett

Vice President/Senior Revenue Cycle Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center
Anne Goodwill-Pritchett is the vice president/senior revenue cycle officer at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this role, Anne has executive operational responsibilities for Epic, Hackensack UMC’s enterprise-wide electronic health record and financials system. Anne is also responsible for all Access functions (Admission Services, Emergency Trauma Services and all Outpatient Registrations), health information, patient accounting, and... Read More →
avatar for Laura Rizzo, MHA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Laura Rizzo, MHA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Director, Health Information Management, WellSpan Health
In her current role as Director of Health Information Management, Laura Rizzo leads WellSpan Health’s corporate HIM function. Laura has held various leadership positions in the Central Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (CPHIMA) and the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA), including serving as President for both organizations. In 2008, she was recognized as CPHIMA’s Distinguished... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Tully, MSN, CCDS, CDIP

Melinda Tully, MSN, CCDS, CDIP

Vice President, J. A. Thomas and Associates, a Nuance Company
Mel Tully is a vice president at J. A. Thomas and Associates, a Nuance Company. Mel has extensive experience as a provider in multiple healthcare arenas, a clinical manager in a large academic facility, and as an expert in clinical documentation improvement (CDI). She has played an important role in the development and expansion of advanced CDI for the past 13 years. She is recognized for her expertise, vision, and promotion of CDI. Mel is a... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Woodworth, RN, BSN, CCDS

Jennifer Woodworth, RN, BSN, CCDS

Director, Clinical Documentation Integrity Program, Swedish Medical Center
Jennifer Woodworth is the director of the Clinical Documentation Integrity Program at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, a position she’s held since June 2011. In this position, she built a department and a CDI program that now spans across all five campuses and consists of 18 clinical documentation specialists, coders, and other professionals who work across all departments within the organization to improve the clinical accuracy of... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 8:15am - 9:40am
Terrace Room

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