Anita Cornish B.Sc (HIM) Regional Health Information Manager - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

montana
slide1 l.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Anita Cornish B.Sc (HIM) Regional Health Information Manager PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Anita Cornish B.Sc (HIM) Regional Health Information Manager

play fullscreen
1 / 12
Download Presentation
Anita Cornish B.Sc (HIM) Regional Health Information Manager
189 Views
Download Presentation

Anita Cornish B.Sc (HIM) Regional Health Information Manager

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Coding in a Rural Setting meeting the challenges in South Australia Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service Wakefield Health Mid North Regional Health Service Riverland Health Authority South East Regional Health Service Anita Cornish B.Sc (HIM)Regional Health Information Manager Organizatio n Eyre Regional Health Service Northern & Far Western Regional Health Service

  2. South East Regional Health Service Wakefield Health Mid North Regional Health Service Northern & Far Western Regional Health Service Riverland Health Authority Eyre Regional Health Service Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Services

  3. Regional Health Information Management Advisory Service Medical Record Management / QA / Accreditation Morbidity & Funding Classification Systems Data Quality Information Systems / Technology

  4. Country Coding Profile • 18.6 FTE Coders • 66 Health Services • Coders also perform administrative duties • Majority of coding is performed on-site • Coded specialities include: General Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Mental Health, Ophthalmology, ENT, Obstetrics, Neonates & Paediatrics

  5. Coding Challenges Isolation “Jack of all trades” Travel Opportunity to network $$$$ Participation in continuing education Documentation Succession planning State reporting requirements Access to Medical Officers Profile

  6. Addressing the Challenges • Regional Coding Networks / Forums • SA Country Coder Seminar

  7. Forum for information sharing Coding body Identify & facilitate continuing education Forum for support on HIS and software Promote the image of coding Data submission Regional Coding Networks / Forums

  8. Formal Meeting Clinical Updates Practical Coding Regional Coding Achievement Award Regional Coding Networks / Forums

  9. SA Country Coder Seminar • Extend existing networks to whole of country • ID strategies for challenges specific to country coders • Highlight coding developments • Provide practical coding direction

  10. SA Country Coder Seminar

  11. Conclusion • Coding in rural SA is challenging. • Rural Coders are significantly affected by their geographical and professional isolation. • Regional Coding Forums and the SA Country Coding Seminar provide opportunities for education, development and networking.

  12. Contact Details Anita Cornish Regional Health Information Manager HMSRHS & RHA C/- Mt Barker DSM Hospital PO Box 42 MT BARKER SA 5251 Ph/Fax: (08) 8393 1799 Email: anita.cornish@saugov.sa.gov.au