The Proof is in the Data: How Clinical Documentation Improvement Impacts Patient Safety and Quality of Care
Venue: The Sea Fire Grill
Evidence clearly shows the value of implementing Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) to improve Case Mix Index (CMI), but can it positively impact patient safety and care quality metrics—in a quantifiable, persistent way? An in-depth look at clinical quality outcomes data pre- and post-CDI implementation will provide insight into the value of measuring your clinical documentation improvement efforts and the impact on overall quality ratings including expected mortality and inpatient quality indicators.
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:35 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:35 – 7:15 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:15 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up & closing remarks from Nuance
- How metrics—especially observed/expected mortality ratios—directly correlate to improved financial performance
- How quality metrics, impacting mortality, patient safety, in-patient quality and even surgical complications can be more impactful than a change in CMI
- Why it’s vitally important to financial improvement and predictability to look at the data and the quality impact metrics, especially in light of industry changes towards value based reimbursement
- How employers will underwrite differences in benefits that will dwarf the penalties/incentives by CMS in impacting hospitals and physicians offices
Dr. Tony Oliva, DO MMM CPE FACPE, Chief Medical Officer – Nuance
Vice President and CMO at Nuance, Dr. Oliva draws on over 15 years of CMO experience. Previously serving as CMO for Borgess Health, he continues as a Physician Executive consultant. Dr. Oliva is board certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He continues to practice clinically as faculty for a Family Medicine Residency Program. As CMO he personally has been involved with the implementation and expansion of clinical documentation programs since 2004.