Natural language processing (NLP), an emerging technology for CDI professionals, can help drive clinically relevant queries and optimize physician engagement in your CDI program. Learn how utilizing the Optum360™ case finding technology, powered by LifeCode® NLP technology, can transform your clinical documentation improvement program.
This webinar will showcase the "next generation" of CDI software, expanding on how technology can perform checks and balances between documented diagnoses and clinical indicators. This enables CDI specialists to quickly and efficiently review potential query opportunities. Clinical indicators identified by the technology route to the CDI specialist for review, and are automatically included in the physician query. These new tools optimize manual tasks, and result in improved response and adoption by physicians.
Participants will walk away with:
- Increased knowledge of NLP / case finding technology
- Understanding of how technology can provide clinical significance to your CDI program
- Expanded knowledge of CDI program transformation
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Kelly Gates, RN, MHA, CCDS, is the CDI 3D software Product Manager for Optum 360. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience including nursing, administration, and consulting, specializing in hospital revenue cycle management.
Specific to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), Kelly has led CDI engagements for clients representing small hospitals to larger integrated delivery networks (IDNs) with multi-site programs. She has successfully led several CDI software implementations and CDI/EMR integration projects. She has a special interest in change management in identifying and reducing inefficiencies in process and workflow.
Kelly holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's degree in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) from ACDIS.
Tom Darr, M. D.
Through his clinical expertise and business experience, Tom Darr, M.D. brings a patient centric focus to Optum360 technology solutions and services, designed to simplify and improve the patient experience so patients and health care providers can focus their attention on what's most important: treatment, healing and care.
Most recently, Darr served as Chief Medical Officer for Optum's provider consulting business. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician with more than 30 years' experience. Darr is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri - Columbia, College of Medicine.
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).
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