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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus Ohio

Data Modeling Identifies ‘Predictors’ for Better Health

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the 2016 Grace Award based on their excellence and advancements in five categories aligned with the 2014-2017 AHIMA Strategic Plan, including Innovation, Leadership, Public Good, Information Governance, and Informatics. “We had many excellent applicants this year but this organization stood out for its efforts to utilize healthcare data across the enterprise to track disease trends and treatment effectiveness, as well as to track factors that affect the patient’s ability to pay for services rendered,” said Jane Duckert, MA, RHIA, 2016 Grace Award committee chair. “Their HIM department plays a key role by identifying relevant data elements while ensuring that patient confidentiality and identity is protected.”

The OSUWMC biomedical informatics department was able to develop, implement, and evaluate methods and applications for predictive modeling of medical data. Their HIM staff, which includes clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding professionals, served as leaders in these efforts by helping to define data sources that resulted in the identification of readmission risk predictors. By acting as the data “interpreter”, the OSUWMC HIM professionals demonstrated exceptional leadership and ultimately, enhanced patient care.

 

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