Clinical Documentation Improvement Week 2021

Clinical Documentation Improvement Week 2021

Welcome to Clinical Documentation Improvement Week

Sponsored by CIHI and 3M

Within the health information profession, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists play a vital role in ensuring Canadians’ health data is as accurate as possible. They often connect with physicians, nurses, and other staff to improve clinical documentation. They also educate health information management coding teams from a clinical perspective. Job titles and experience levels may vary across organizations that support CDI roles and/or programs.

Featured education sessions

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Participate in the CHIMA Clinical Documentation Improvement Community

The CDI community welcomes all individuals who have a vested interest in the advancement of clinical documentation improvement in Canada.

A successful CDI program, no matter how big or small, is a team effort.

Join us for a free webinar
CDI: An organizational commitment

A successful CDI program, no matter how big or small, is a team effort that reaches physicians, coders, and CDI specialists working together to achieve the organization’s documentation goals. 3M Canada’s clinical specialist Kim Myrick delves into the roles involved and the technologies available to assist the organization at every step of the way.

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Cost: Free
CPE credits: 1

HIP Week 2020 passes will be gone soon. Gain access to 30 incredible sessions and earn up to 27 CPE credits.

HIP Week 2020 pass

Learn from 3Mabout the impact and importance of CDI for your hospital and Northern Health about advancing information governance in their health region. A total of 27 CPE credits can be earned if you are a CHIMA professional member.

Passes include:

  • 5 keynote sessions
  • 5 fireside chats on various health information-related topics
  • 10 interviews conducted by CHIMA chapter committees from coast to coast to coast
  • 10 additional education sessions

Share a social media card or poster this week to show your support for clinical documentation improvement specialists and programs in Canada.

Use #CDIWEEK2021 to be featured on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

On your lunch break, try to find these CDI-related words.

View our additional CDI-related resources from professional practice briefs to COVID-19 CDI query templates.

Professional practice briefs & quizzes

White paper: An essential guide to clinical documentation improvement

Documentation in the health record has always been important to health care organizations and the people they serve—but hospitals are paying more attention than ever before to the quality of that documentation and the resulting abstracted data. This white paper explores what clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is and why it’s important, and offers a guide to developing and implementing an effective CDI program.

COVID-19 CDI query templates

These Canadian clinical documentation improvement (CDI) query templates (PDF format) can be further adapted by organizations across Canada to suit their needs.

Blog posts

Navigating pneumonia documentation

According to the World Health Organization, pneumonia is a form of an acute respiratory infection that inflames the lungs. When CDI professionals review the record and ensure the documentation of pneumonia is accurate and complete, their work can impact funding, risk-of-mortality scores, and risk adjustment. There are multiple types of pneumonia and etiologies, so CDI specialists must know how to identify and code each one.

Three certified CDI specialists share their expertise

Rita Parmar, CHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) community facilitator, recently connected with three certified CDI specialists
to talk about the key roles they play in the health care system and to learn about the kinds of diagnoses they regularly review.

Thank you to our sponsors

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