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Director’s Note: CDI Week Sept. 14-20!

CDI Strategies, September 11, 2014

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The Fourth Annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week takes place on Sept. 14-20. This year’s theme is "CDI and Quality: Transforming Healthcare." Click this link to download the CDI Week Fact Sheet.
Every day next week, ACDIS members will receive a complimentary Q&A with expert insight and opinions from their peers and special daily discounts on ACDIS-related products. On Monday members will also have access to this year’s CDI industry overview survey.
Be sure to visit CDI Talk for daily trivia questions and the ACDIS Blog for our annual cartoon/photo caption contest and additional information.
Don’t forget to register for our two free webinars:
  1. “The CDI Program of Tomorrow: Leveraging your electronic documentation and NLP,” sponsored by Optum360
  2. “The CDI Perspective on PSI: More Than Just Quality of Care,” featuring CDI Boot Camp instructor Cheryl Ericson
Use the following list of activities for inspiration on how to celebrate:
  • Download the 2014 CDI Week Poster and use it along with CDI week logo images (located on the CDI Week tab on the website in your facility newsletters, flyers, and other communications to promote your CDI Week activities. It can be added to mastheads, email signatures, and more.
  • Take a CDI team picture and submit the photo with identification(s) to ACDIS Associate Director Melissa Varnavas via email We will pick a few submissions each day to post on the ACDIS Blog and use select photos for a special CDI Journal report. 
  • Connect with local ACDIS chapter officers to attend any CDI Week related after-hours events or meetings scheduled during the week. If none are planned, reach out to nearby facilities to arrange one. These can be as simple as a brown-bag supper at a local park or gathering for a cocktail at a nearby restaurant.
  • Email ACDIS Member Services Specialist Penny Richards at and tell us your CDI success stories. For example, explain a successful process you developed, describe a difficult query you had answered, tell us about a department goal you met, or a tough physician you won over. We will publish some of these success stories on the ACDIS website. Bonus: A few selected respondents will win an ACDIS product. 


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