Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) makes a difference to everyone on the care team.
Cerner’s approach to CDI tightly links physicians, clinical documentation specialists (CDS) and coders in Cerner Millennium® to deliver quality documentation that accurately supports the diagnosis assigned and reflects the care delivered for appropriate reimbursement.
Cerner provides a clinically-driven documentation improvement strategy with solutions for both clinical and financial roles within your organization.
By optimizing a documentation improvement strategy within your health system, you connect front and back office processes by proactively capturing the specificity and accuracy needed to support coding activities. This allows for tighter integration and a true clinically driven revenue cycle™.
"Dynamic Documentation and Dragon Medical One has made my day more efficient, my notes more concise, and allows me to see more patients, in less time, and get home at the end of the day. The equates to one newly opened patient room, four additional patients per day, and 20 hours of Miami traffic per month."
— Joshua Tarkoff, MD, Nicklaus Children's Hospital
The health IT landscape is constantly evolving. Shifting consumer behavior patterns, coupled with the industrywide transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value models, means that hospitals and health care providers must structurally adapt in order to remain successful.
"Using Dragon with PowerMic Mobile in FirstNet is amazingly accurate and very attuned to medical terminology. This has changed the way I chart in the ED and immeasurably improved my documentation, while simultaneously decreasing the amount of time required."
— Gary Fleisher, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
"Cerner is giving us the tools that we need to be able to drive our own destiny. We try to get the absolute best state-of-the-art tools to the doctors and nurses and have the most usable product for them at the bedside to take care of our patients."
— Ori Lotan, MD, CMIO, UHS of Delaware, Inc.
CoxHealth, recognized for its commitment to quality and patient safety, eliminated a two system workflow for clinical documentation specialists (CDS) in 2015, by piloting Nuance® Embedded CDI™ within Cerner Acute Case Management. With physician documentation and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) reviews in the same patient record, CoxHealth saw increases in physician response, acceptance rates and revenue. Angie Curry, Corporate CDI Manager at CoxHealth, tackled a unique staffing model in an effort to retain an in-demand certified team of CDS nurses and maintain the productivity gains its highly engaged medical staff is accustomed to seeing across service lines. During CDI Week, September 19-23, Curry and Jeff Hurst, senior vice president of Cerner Revenue Cycle Management and president of Cerner RevWorks, discuss key considerations for a successful CDI program, as health care moves to value-based care.
The 2016 Speech Industry Implementation Awards: Florida Hospital
Florida Hospital reaps $72.5 million from clinical documentation improvement, ICD-10 compliant