Monthly Archives: May 2018

MEET THE SPEAKER: Varda Haliday

Varda Haliday
 
As the Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Community Partnerships, and Talent Acquisition, Varda overseas the “experience” of the Boston Medical Center inclusive culture. Varda’s experience spans over many businesses and industries, with her first 15 years being dedicated to Financial Service companies such as John Hancock and SunLife Financial Services. The past 13 years have been dedicated […]

MEET THE SPEAKER: Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS

Adam Landman
 
As Brigham Health’s Chief Information Officer, Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, will be responsible for maintaining a focus on excellence while developing system-wide strategic IT initiatives, with the goal of evolving the next generation of information systems across the BH enterprise. Landman is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics.
 
He joined BWH in 2010 as director […]

May 29th, 2018|Meet The Speaker|

MEET THE SPEAKER: Lisa Loftis, CRM, CEM, BI

Where Data Goes – Governance Must Follow
By Lisa Loftis, SAS Best Practices

As the health care industry moves increasingly toward customer and patient experience management, analytically driven decisions, and growing regulatory commitments, one underlying item will dictate the difference between success and failure; data. And where data goes – governance must follow. Otherwise, quality degrades, silos proliferate, data consolidation and […]

MEET THE SPEAKER: Linda Hyde, RHIA

Linda Hyde, RHIA Presents Case Studies and Advanced ICD-10-CM!

Linda is a consultant currently participating in projects related to electronic data collection for performance measurement and other initiatives. As a terminology analyst for these projects she regularly works with various classification and terminology systems including ICD9, ICD10, RxNorm, LOINC and SNOMED CT. She has extensive knowledge of data standards and […]

MEET THE SPEAKER: Luisa DiIeso, MS, RHIA, CCS

Luisa DiIeso, MS, RHIA, CCS, returns by popular demand with Case Studies and Advanced ICD-10-PCS!

The goal of the PCS training session is to work with a cross-section of redacted procedure reports submitted by a variety of local members.  In addition to the practical coding portion of the session, we’ll review and reinforce some key PCS coding guidelines; all applicable […]

CODING TIP: Periprosthetic Fracture

By Cathie Wilde, RHIA, CCS – Director of Coding Services, Medical Record Associates, LLC

Periprosthetic Fracture
Two codes are required when a patient has a periprosthetic fracture. These are not considered complications of the prosthesis as the prosthesis, itself is not fractured but the area around the prosthesis is fractured). The fractures can occur as a result of trauma or a pathological […]

May 15th, 2018|Coding|

CODING TIP: Chronic CHF

By Cathie Wilde, RHIA, CCS – Director of Coding Services, Medical Record Associates, LLC

Here are some common coding situations which have Coding Clinic references but for which I often find are missed.

When a patient has a diagnosis of a known history of systolic CHF – how is this coded?
This is coded to chronic systolic CHF (I50.42) due to the patient’s […]

May 15th, 2018|Coding|

MEET THE SPEAKER: John Glaser, Ph.D.

John Glaser, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Cerner Corporation

As the senior vice president of Population Health, John Glaser is focused on driving Cerner’s population health technology and product strategies, interoperability and government policy development. He impacts clients by devoting his career to advancing health care through innovation and commits to helping clients maximize their investment in health care information technology. Leadership experience John […]

May 1st, 2018|Meet The Speaker|

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: Developing Good Manager Employee Relationships in a Remote Environment

Developing Good Manager Employee Relationships in a Remote Environment
I think we can all agree that happy, content employees are more productive and engaged and care about the future of the organization. Direct supervisors can foster a positive work environment by effectively balancing the needs of their employees with those of the organization. But what happens when employees are working […]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Catherine M. Albanese CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW

Catherine M. Albanese CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW
Lead/Business Analyst/LinTech Global, Inc.
VA New England Health Care System 

Catherine Albanese manages and leads a dynamic team of Business Intelligence Analysts, SQL Developers and SharePoint Developers.  They design and develop a wide range of clinical healthcare data analytics for the Veterans Administration of New England.  Catherine is very proud of the team, the work and the […]

May 1st, 2018|Member Spotlight|