So you’ve made it through the rigors of the initial CDI program implementation stage. Now it’s all smooth sailing, right? Not so fast. You’ve got to watch out for those storm clouds of regulatory changes and plot a way past any stagnant waters of staffing discontent. Simply stated: Maturing...Read More »
I hope you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming third annual ACDIS conference in Chicago June 3–4 at the Hyatt Regency. After two successful conferences in Las Vegas, we’ve listened to your likes, dislikes, and wishes and put together what I believe to be our best, most...Read More »
He spent 10 years as an emergency department nurse, three years working in surgery, and several more years working nights in the ICU. With nearly 20 years of nursing experience, Steven Brush decided he had had enough. He needed a change from long hours and odd shifts. After all...Read More »
There is a poster that I’ve seen in several hospital departments around the country: “TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.” The problem, as I see it, is that developing a team takes more than just a poster. It takes collaboration, patience, and...Read More »
The rift between CDI and HIM professionals can sometimes feel too great to cross.
Nevertheless, documentation improvement is not “an us versus them concept; it’s a we concept,” says Colleen Stukenberg, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CCDS, a member of the ACDIS advisory board and clinical...Read More »