The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) will be showcasing specific examples of the critical errors AHDI members caught, corrected or flagged during National Medical Transcription Week (May 19-25, 2013). This is a great way of showing your contributions in maintaining the quality of health records.
What is defined as a critical error anyway?
Errors which are considered “critical” are errors which can have serious consequences, many times life threatening consequences. They are defined as those which impact patient safety. Some examples of these are medical word misuse, incorrect drug or drug dosage, incorrect lab values and test names, omitted dictation and patient identification error.
In this time of ever increasing use of electronic medical records, raising the visibility of the important role accurate healthcare documentation plays is critical. Accurately capturing each patient’s “health story” is extremely important to us all as patients, as well as the medical transcriptionists who provide this service day to day.
There is an exciting activity sponsored by the folks at AHDI designed to provide greater visibility to the important role you all play. Visit AHDI online to learn more!
The deadline for submission is February 28, 2013.
Please consider participating in this activity as I am certain you all have flagged or corrected your fair share of critical errors.