AWARENESS

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Week is a national effort, coordinated by CHIMA.  The goal is twofold, one, to recognize the complexity of health data and secondly, to realize the importance of accurate clinical documentation for patient safety and health system use.

During this year’s CDI Week, CHIMA would like to encourage all members to spread awareness around the importance of CDI, and the vital role it plays in achieving better patient outcomes, improving the quality of information to support planning, service delivery, and appropriate utilization of resources through quality improvement.


CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT ROLES WITHIN HIM

HIM professionals monitor and provide input into the interpretation, compliance and/or development of standards that affect the structure and content of clinical documents. They are experts and/or leaders in developing clinical documentation improvement programs within their facilities.

HIM professionals provide two key roles within a CDI program:

1. CDI specialist

2. Coding professional

To learn more on how to become a CDI Specialist click here.


MAKE A SOCIAL IMPACT

Don’t forget to join the celebration and follow the conversation on Twitter using #CDIWeek

If you've made a contribution you would to share, please submit your stories or photos to general@echima.ca.  

CHIMA would like to thank all of the members and organizations that participate in this year’s CDI week! 



RESOURCES 

In recognition of CDI Awareness Week, CHIMA would like to highlight some of the CDI resources HIM professionals have access to: