Ignaz Semmelweis – An Unappreciated Visionary

Dr Felicity Sinclair-Ford September 29, 2021
To grow into the future, we can start by looking at the past. It’s an exciting time in medicine. Treatments and diagnostics that we could only dream..

CDI News USA: Texas hospital to pay $3 million in whistleblower case

ACDIS September 10, 2021
A case from America illustrates the serious consequences of upcoding.

Why CDI is here to stay

Dr David Tralaggan September 2, 2021
Hesitant to invest in clinical documentation improvement (CDI) because you’re worried it’s only a temporary initiative? Discover why CDI is a..

How to work with clinicians for better data

Dr Felicity Sinclair-Ford August 18, 2021
Working with doctors and developing relationships doesn’t just get buy-in from clinicians – it ensures data is accurate.Nicole Draper is CDIA’s..

Why “we need to get the coding right” is the wrong message

Dr David Tralaggan August 6, 2021
Blaming your problems on clinical coding ignores the real culprit – your clinical documentation. “We need to get the coding right!” is a comment we..

How to have productive clinical discussions

Nicole Draper July 5, 2021
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is about having effective clinical discussions that change behaviours – it is NOT about telling doctors what..

CDS - Scope Creep

Dr David Tralaggan June 17, 2021
Are people in your hospital asking you to work beyond the scope of your clinical documentation specialist (CDS) role? You may be experiencing scope..

What Is a Leading Query?

Cheryl Ericson June 14, 2021
It is disheartening that there are still misconceptions about what a leading query is. In my last article, “The Query Conundrum,” I briefly talked..

Junior doctors: paperwork lackeys or key allies for CDI? Part 2

Dr Felicity Sinclair-Ford June 4, 2021
Junior doctors occupy a unique and sometimes strange position within the hospital. We are doctors. We’re called when people are sick and..

Junior doctors: paperwork lackeys or key allies for CDI?

Dr Felicity Sinclair-Ford May 20, 2021
It’s 6:30am on the general surgical ward. Three residents are preparing for the round. We’re looking up results, printing lists, and creating ward..

The Query Conundrum

Cheryl Ericson May 3, 2021
To query or not query that is the question. Querying is the lifeline of clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professionals and many coding..

CDI is a journey, not an event

Dr David Tralaggan May 3, 2021
If you think your hospital has “done” clinical documentation improvement (CDI), it may be time to think again. Improving your clinical documentation..

Who makes the best Clinical Documentation Specialist?

Mike Kertes April 20, 2021
The CDS is the most important element in any clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. CDI is a behavioural change process implementing..

The symbiotic relationship between your HIM and CDS teams

Mike Kertes April 5, 2021
Strong cohesive relationships will significantly enhance the success of your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. Henry Ford's famous..

The science behind clinical documentation improvement (CDI)

Dr David Tralaggan February 23, 2021
Discover why clinical documentation improvement is a behavioural change process that requires a scientific approach. If you’re thinking about..