White Paper: An Essential Guide to Clinical Documentation Improvement.
While the documentation in the health record has always been critical to the patient, the physician, and the health care organization, hospitals are paying an increasing amount of attention to the quality of the documentation and the resulting data that is abstracted. Studies have shown that improving clinical documentation improves patient outcomes and provides for better planning and delivery of services. Optimal Clinical Documentation is essential for timely, quality coding. This White Paper will be an essential tool for the HIM professional. Download it now!
Human Resources Outlook 2014-2019
Released June 2014, at e-Health 2014 in Vancouver, key industry changes and their impact on the HI and HIM professions – now numbering 39,900 professionals – are identified in the HI & HIM Human Resources Outlook 2014 – 2019 report. Highlights of the report include:
Retirement will be a major challenge with 5,023 professionals expected to retire between 2014 and 2019.
Projected moderation in the pace of e-Health investments; the shift to supporting, optimizing, and utilization of e-Health technologies; the integration of new technologies into the healthcare system; and increasing clinical and productivity benefits from existing investments will create a demand for corresponding roles.
Roles under greater demand and/or at “High Risk” of skills shortages include those in data analytics, architecture, security and privacy standards, data quality, information governance, business analysis, and clinical informatics.
The need to broaden the skills of current clinical professionals.
HI & HIM professionals are being drawn to the US as a result of rapid acceleration of e-Health investment there.