• Maximizing CDI opportunities in community hospitals

    Community hospitals are increasingly creating clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs to address documentation gaps and deficiencies, and improve financial and quality outcomes. The challenge is that community hospital CDI programs are typically understaffed, with inefficient manual workflows that only touch a fraction of charts and miss significant opportunity. Queries are often retrospective, causing additional burden and rework for physicians. Now, AI and automation – traditionally only accessible to large hospitals and health systems – are changing the game for community hospital CDI teams.

    Join us to hear how community HIS leaders use this technology to address their unique needs by improving outcomes such as case mix index and associated reimbursement, streamlining workflows between clinicians and CDI staff, and dramatically increasing CDI productivity. You’ll also learn the five strategies for successful adoption of this technology in community hospitals.

    Date: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
    Time: 1-1:45 p.m. ET

    Meet the speaker!

    Kathy Harkness, RN, BSN, CCDS, 3M HIS CDI client engagement executive

    Kathy Harkness has more than 30 years of professional experience in critical care, emergency medicine, cardiac surgery, nursing management, as well as CDI and revenue integrity. She is currently a CDI technology subject matter expert with 3M, providing operational insights around HCCs, CDI workflow and query management. Prior to her current role, she was a clinical director with the advisory board company’s revenue cycle solutions consulting and management division. In this capacity, Kathy provided clinical documentation improvement expertise to the physician documentation data analysis process and led more than 200 one-on-one physician engagement meetings. She served as a subject matter expert for CDI assessments, education and implementation of new CDI programs across the country. Kathy is a graduate of Walden University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

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Date: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
Time: 1-1:45 p.m. ET

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