ACDIS Announces Recognition Week for Clinical Documentation Improvement

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ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, the leading national association for CDI specialists, is launching the first annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week, September 18-24, 2011.

The goal of Clinical Documentation Improvement Week is to increase awareness of the CDI profession and honor CDI specialists for the hard work they perform every day, says Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director.

ACDIS, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, the nation’s only association dedicated to the CDI profession, is launching the first annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week. The week will take place September 18-24, 2011.

The recognition week is being announced today at the Fourth Annual ACDIS Conference in Orlando.

"It's time to formally recognize the unique skills and expertise of CDI specialists," says Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director. "The goal of Clinical Documentation Improvement Week is to increase awareness of the CDI profession and honor CDI specialists for the hard work they perform every day.”

A committee organized and supported by ACDIS planned and organized the event and have developed resources and promotional materials.

The association’s web site (http://www.cdiassociation.com) will provide an electronic toolkit, including PowerPoint® training tools for CDI specialists, a downloadable logo and poster, and ideas about how CDI professionals can celebrate the week in their facilities. The toolkit will be made available on a dedicated web page prior to the week.

For more information about Clinical Documentation Improvement Week or the ACDIS conference, please visit http://www.cdiassociation.com.

About ACDIS:
The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) is a community in which CDI professionals share the latest tested tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth. ACDIS members believe in the inherent benefit of appropriate and complete medical record documentation on the quality of healthcare. The ACDIS mission is to serve as the premier healthcare community for clinical documentation specialists, providing a medium for education, professional growth, program recognition, and networking.

ACDIS is holding its fourth annual conference in Orlando April 7 and 8. Visit the web site for additional information and agenda.

Since its inception, ACDIS has grown to more than 2,000 members with local chapters in more than 20 states. ACDIS is sponsored by HCPro, Inc., a portfolio company of Halyard Investments, providing information, advice, consulting, and research on healthcare regulation and revenue cycle management.

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