by Dr. Jon Elion | Jun 16, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month, when we focus on prevention, detection, and treatment of disease in men and boys. As a cardiologist, it is tempting for me to use this platform to talk about heart disease. Instead I have decided to push myself beyond that, connecting to my cardiology roots while shooting for some extra …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Apr 14, 2016

The Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) looked a little tentative stepping up to the microphone to ask her question. I had just finished a talk where I shared stories about Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) from the point of view of a practicing physician. As her question unfolded, the reason for her hesitancy became clear. “The medical …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Mar 24, 2016

I had the interesting experience not too long ago of speaking with someone in the financial world who apparently thought himself an expert in Healthcare Information Technology. We were discussing the relative merits of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). I confess that my mind had started to wander, as I was trying to recall who said …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Feb 25, 2016

I continue to be puzzled by the way some CDI programs are holding onto “Physician Response Rate” or “Clinician Response Rate” as a way to measure a clinician’s participation in the Clinical Documentation Improvement process. I suspect that this is a holdover from the days of paper queries and manual tracking of query creation and …VIEW DETAILS

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