We are happy to announce a new grant award by the New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development to the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) and NJ-HITEC. The intent of the grant is to deliver overview workshops in several areas including: Electronic Health Record (EHR) and ICD-10.
Each overview workshop is approximately four hours.
The focus of the workshops is to help staff of hospitals and medical practices better understand the enormous change that is currently underway, to help them see how the quality of patient care will be improved and to see how cost savings will be achieved for their employers when these new changes are fully implemented in 2014. The workshops are not intended to train employees in how to create an EHR or to become coders, but to provide an overview and understanding of the changes that are forthcoming and the need to adopt them.
For the healthcare industry to reap the benefits of EHR, every healthcare industry employee will need to have a strong working understanding of the ultimate goals and objectives for implementing EHRs, and ICD-10 Coding changes in order to see a return on this investment. Healthcare industry employees are accustomed to the paper processes that have been in place for many years. Learning what is changing and understanding why EHR & ICD-10 workshops are important essential education all industry employees need to have.
Electronic Health Record (Free)
Federal regulations require that all healthcare providers begin using an Electronic Health Record, more commonly called an EHR, by 2013.
The move to the EHR will bring immediate, positive and tangible results for all involved; patients, healthcare workers and employers.
Hospital staff from all departments, as well as staff from private medical practices, will be expected to understand this new direction even if they are not directly involved in the creation of or data input into the EHR.
During this four hour workshop, you will learn about how EHR will improve the quality of patient care, improve patient safety and drive down costs.
ICD –10 (Free)
Starting in October 2014, all healthcare providers and insurance carriers are required to switch from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes.
This newer coding schema is more detailed, advanced and more capable of handling the coding complexities of modern medicine.
Starting in 2014, the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is expected to impact the current medical coding and billing process by as much as 70%.
This workshop covers the impact of this transition as well as prepares healthcare employees for the disruption that these changes will have on a current processes as well as reimbursements and cash flow.
View the current schedule and register today!