Health Information Management

Heal the divide between HIM and CDI

HIM-HIPAA Insider, March 16, 2010

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to HIM-HIPAA Insider!

Divisions between HIM and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) staff members are common. But in actuality, everyone needs to work together for the success of the whole.
“It’s not an us vs. them concept, it’s a we concept,” says Colleen Stukenberg, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CCDS, clinical documentation management professional at FHN Memorial Hospital in northern Illinois and author of Successful Collaboration in Healthcare: A Guide for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinical Documentation Specialists. “Our successes, our failures, all are ours together.”
In reality, it may take significant time to develop a respectful relationship between both groups of staff members. So how do you effectively promote collaboration and partnership in your facility?
Note: To read more, visit the HCPro Web site. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have access to this article in the April issue of their newsletters.

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to HIM-HIPAA Insider!

  • ICD-10 Trainer

    ICD-10 Trainer provides the latest news and updates related to ICD-10 regulations, and tips from HCPro experts and faculty...

  • Coder Productivity in Today’s Environment

    Insufficient staffing and lack of resources continue to plague HIM departments while they also cope with a move to...

  • Coding Manager Orientation Kit

    Get the know-how to manage a first-class coding department Whether you are new to the role of Coding Manager, transitioning...

  • Acute and Chronic Renal Failure Coding:

    Our experts address new AKIN criteria, acute vs. chronic kidney disease, and other clinical aspects of renal failure and...

  • Coding and You

    Coding and You is written specifically to help non-coders; medical assistants, lab technicians, compliance professionals...

Most Popular