HIPAA and Protecting Patient Information
Business
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Business
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HIPAA and Protecting Patient Information

Tim_Edlund - November 10, 2014

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has many physicians nervous about their responsibilities in protecting patient information. Respecting patient privacy has always been both a moral…

How to Extend a CAP Checklist for Increased Research Capabilities
Business
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Business
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How to Extend a CAP Checklist for Increased Research Capabilities

Tim_Edlund - November 7, 2014

Synoptic reporting offers benefits that reach beyond simple accuracy and compliance with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) checklist. Synoptic reporting offers benefits that reach beyond simple…

Business
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How Synoptic Reporting Supports Patient Outcomes Analysis

Tim_Edlund - November 5, 2014

One of the biggest benefits of moving from narrative (text) pathology reporting formats to synoptic (coded values) is enhanced research capabilities.  When your data is trapped in…

Business
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Are Electronic Medical Records Really Causing a Crisis?

Tim_Edlund - October 30, 2014

When someone dies of a treatable illness, fingers start pointing. When someone dies of a treatable illness, fingers start pointing. In the October 13, 2014 New York Times article,…

Business
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Incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes in Post-Surgery Evaluation

Tim_Edlund - October 27, 2014

How do you determine if a procedure was successful? Patient-reported outcomes (PRO’s) are increasingly important in evaluating results of treatment. How do you determine if a procedure…

Business
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3 Pathology Synoptic Reporting Examples

Tim_Edlund - October 21, 2014

Accuracy in pathology reporting and interpretation is vital to patient care, risk management and physician compliance. Clinical skill, no matter how insightful, is diminished by weak reporting…

Business
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Clinical Documentation Improvement: Why Care About Synoptic Reporting?

Tim_Edlund - October 19, 2014

Synoptic reports provide a more complete view of a patient’s condition than is generally achieved with longer narrative formats. Synoptic reports provide a more complete view of…

Business
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Five Ways to Reduce Errors in Pathology Synoptic Reporting

Tim_Edlund - October 12, 2014

Synoptic reporting is a clinical documentation method that’s popular among pathologists because of its ease of use and ability to increase efficiency [1]. Synoptic reporting is a…

Hospital Administration
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CAP Template Providing Too Much Information?

Tim_Edlund - September 30, 2014

Although updated CAP templates are an excellent and necessary foundation to synoptic pathology reporting, it is important to remember that the information that is provided with a…

eHealth
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Adrenal Pathology Reporting: How to Prevent Errors with Pathology Reporting Software

Tim_Edlund - September 29, 2014

When using any type of clinical documentation method, there is always a concern about errors within patient reports. When using any type of clinical documentation method, there…