Establishing an effective CDI program: A journey, not a destination


Establishing an effective clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program is challenging for many hospitals. At its core, CDI involves completely revamping deeply entrenched documentation processes and behaviours.

CDI is a journey, not a one-off event, and as such requires an ongoing commitment from key stakeholders.

This white paper focuses on the key considerations for planning a sustainable and effective CDI program, including:

  • What are the key fundamentals of a CDI program?
  • How do you get executive buy-in?
  • How do you engage with your clinicians?
  • Who makes the best Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS)?


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