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Tag: COVID-19

Dr. Travis BiasDr. Travis Bias

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Strengthening care by focusing on health workforce retention

Aug. 24, 2022 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Leaders of all health care organizations consistently have one thing at the top of their minds: health workforce retention and burnout. A recent McKinsey report warns that by 2025 the […]

Amanda Steffon and Precious PorterAmanda Steffon and Precious Porter

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Part 1: A view of SDoH through the eyes of a social worker 

Aug. 15, 2022 / By Amanda Steffon, Precious Porter, RN, BSN

I sat down with Amanda Steffon, project manager and member of the 3M clinical terminology team to talk about social determinants of health and the role they play in our […]

Dr. Travis BiasDr. Travis Bias

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Digital empathy in the time of telemedicine

July 20, 2022 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

In February 2020, less than one percent of all patient-physician visits were conducted via telemedicine. Within about six weeks, 32 percent thanks to the initial COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders. Health […]

Amanda SteffonAmanda Steffon

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#SDoHonest: It is not a personal problem, it’s systematic

July 6, 2022 / By Amanda Steffon

Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer and Noble Prize-winning novelist, said “The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.”   How we care for those […]

Surgeon wearing surgical mask, cap and gloves looking closely at IV dripSurgeon wearing surgical mask, cap and gloves looking closely at IV drip

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COVID-19 coding Q&As

June 8, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT® codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Here are a few Q&As from our 3M experts Sue Belley […]

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Coding tips: How to code viral sepsis

April 18, 2022 / By Roxana Safari

Coding viral sepsis has been a challenge for coders and has triggered many questions in coding communities since 2016. The question has reemerged during ongoing pandemic with rise of COVID-19 […]

Precious PorterPrecious Porter

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Rooting for plant-derived vaccines

March 21, 2022 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

As established by a recent census based on biomass, plants (primarily land plants) account for 80 percent of the earth’s total biomass. From the food we eat and the clothes […]

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Next steps for telehealth: Showing a link to value

Feb. 28, 2022 / By Megan Carr

As we look ahead to March, the only thing my son wants to know is if he can have his eighth birthday party at the indoor laser tag place his […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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Can COVID-19 disprove the Iron Triangle of Health Care?

Feb. 14, 2022 / By Steve Delaronde

The Iron Triangle of Health Care theorizes that cost, quality and access cannot simultaneously improve. For example, improved patient access will increase demand and strain health care resources, thereby reducing […]

Steve CantwellSteve Cantwell

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The acute perils of non-interoperability

Feb. 9, 2022 / By Steve Cantwell

When I came to 3M Health Information Systems 20 years ago, the vital importance of interoperability—to efficiently exchange health care data—captured my attention right away. At the time I was […]

Precious PorterPrecious Porter

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Crowdsourcing: Using the wisdom of the crowd in health care

Feb. 7, 2022 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

The winner is blue! In 1995, M&Ms invited people to participate in a two-month long campaign to choose a new candy coat color for the iconic “melt in your mouth, […]

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Refine ICD-10-CM reporting for COVID-19 as a secondary diagnosis

Jan. 26, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Twenty-two months into this pandemic and we are starting to understand how all-encompassing COVID-19 is for the inpatient. Thus, when we realize that the inpatient medical record we are coding […]