One of the major sources of frustration within most electronic health records is the problem list. Too often it becomes a repository for everything, making it an inefficient tool for finding anything. Worse, poorly managed lists can negatively impact patient safety.
Health care systems around the country have spent the past month adjusting to the new annual updates to the ICD-10-CM. Our expert in terminology mapping and codes, June Bronnert RHIA, CCS, CCS-P weighs in on the context behind the code.
Today’s EHR is full of clutter — largely because of the many different coding and regulatory languages they contain. IMO’s Chief Product Officer, Matt Cardwell, explains why a good “translator” is essential for an effective EHR.
Last week’s post explored the EHR’s potential utility as a multifaceted tool encompassing the needs of the provider, the patient, the billing department, the research team — the list goes on. Part 2 of this blog series examines the role terminology may play going forward. Click here for Part 1 of this blog series.READ MORE