The CDI Program of Tomorrow: Leveraging your electronic documentation and NLP
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The CDI Program of Tomorrow:
Leveraging your electronic documentation and NLP

Presented by Optum360
Hosted by ACDIS

September 17, 2014 • FREE • 1:00–2:00 pm ET
Registration for this webcast will close at
2:00 p.m. ET on September 16, 2014.

Presented by Kelly Gates, RN, MHA, CCDS and Tom Darr, M. D.

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


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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About Optum360: Optum360 is a leading provider of patient-centered and client-focused revenue cycle services. With a comprehensive suite of technology, content and services, Optum360 is helping modernize health care financial transactions to make navigating the health system and understanding medical costs simpler and more transparent for everyone.

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