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"Good Morning, Children's Mercy!" Podcast

Welcome to the "Good Morning, Children's Mercy!" podcast, a weekly podcast hosted by Jason Newland, MD, Medical Director for Patient Safety. Jason’s guests will include hospital staff members and administrative leaders talking about issues ranging from accomplishments to current challenges that the hospital and, more specifically, the front-line medical staff, is facing.

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Latest Podcast

Aug. 25, 2015: Dr. Roberts & Jill Harrelson: The importance of ICD-10 – ‘No money, no mission’
The Oct. 1 implementation of ICD-10 is fast approaching. In this video podcast, Dr. Charles Roberts, EVP/Executive Medical Director and Jill Harrelson, Director-Health Information Management (HIM), talk with host Jason Newland, MD, about why Children’s Mercy must be ready to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by that date. ICD-10 refers to the codes the health-care industry uses to describe diagnoses and treatment and, ultimately, who gets paid for doing what. As Dr. Roberts succinctly summarizes in the podcast: “No money, no mission.”But compensation isn’t the only important issue involved in ICD-10. The increased specificity that will be required in the updated medical coding will lead to improved quality of research and ultimately improve the clinical care we provide. The current system is ICD-9, which has about 14,000 codes. ICD-10, which is much more descriptive and accommodates new diseases and procedures, has about 68,000 codes. Collaboration between clinicians and medical coders will be essential to a successful transition.

Previous Podcasts

May 2015: Error prevention: 'Stop and Resolve'

May 7, 2015: David Westbrook gives like there is a tomorrow

Jan. 16, 2015: Employee giving makes a difference 

Oct. 31, 2014: Ebola-What Children’s Mercy is doing to protect patients, families and staff

Sept. 26, 2014: Record-breaking year of community support

Sept. 3, 2014: Respiratory virus causing a winter-like surge in our census

June 17, 2014: Measles-Now your risk, communicate, educate

March 19, 2014: Well, well, well: Employee Wellness Center continues to wow

March 5, 2014: It’s personal: a parent’s view of patient safety

March 3, 2014: Patient Safety Week Galvanizes Our Efforts to Keep Kids Safe

Feb. 19, 2014: Philanthropy: Gifts of Time and Treasure

Feb. 5, 2014: Expanding Our Reach-Now On Video!

Jan. 22, 2014: Happy Flu Year? An Update on the Influenza Season

Jan. 8, 2014: Graduate Medical Education at CMH

Dec. 18, 2013: Preparing for ICD-10 Medical Coding

Dec. 13, 2013: Making CMH a More Health-Literate Institution

Dec. 4, 2013: Telemedicine: Delivering Health Care Over Distance

Nov. 20, 2013: The Patient/Family Advisor Program

Nov. 13, 2013: SAHF Program: Trauma Assessment & Treatment

Nov. 6, 2013 - Dr. Lantos and the Pediatric Bioethics Center

Oct. 30, 2013 - Toxic Stress in Children

Oct. 16, 2013: David Westbrook on Jackson County Vote, Future of CMH Research

Oct. 2, 2013: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Sept. 25, 2013: ‘Weighing In’ On Childhood Obesity

Sept. 18, 2013: Dr. Iqbal Establishing a Fetal Surgery Program

Aug. 28, 2013: Children’s Mercy Prepares for Flu Season

Aug. 21, 2013: Dr. Warady – ‘CKiD’ Study Evaluates Long-Term Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease

Aug. 14, 2013 – PCN: Building a Health Care Platform for the Future

Aug. 7, 2013: The Lisa Barth Chapel-A Place Where All Are Welcome

July 31, 2013: The Importance of Financial Strength

July 24, 2013: Podcast Name Change! Plus, Dr. Cowden: 'Use of Bilingual Staff with Patients and Families'

July 17, 2013: Reducing Blood Stream Infection in the PICU

July 10, 2013: RAPS - Relieving 'Amplified Pain' - Without Drugs!

June 26, 2013: Employee Wellness Center

June 19, 2013: Making an IMPACT for Young Hearts

June 12, 2013: Dr. Roberts: Outreach; Quality & Safety Are Continuing Priorities

June 5, 2013: Phishing and Spam: Information Security Threats at CMH

May 29, 2013: Meet CMH Artist-In-Residence: ‘Scribe’

May 22, 2013: CEO Rand O’Donnell Discusses Challenges Ahead for FY14

May 15, 2013: CMH Board Member Dave Goebel Talks About ‘Discover Children’s Mercy’

May 8, 2013: How CMH Copes With Serious Drug Shortages

May 2, 2013: Dr. Stahl Begins Performing New Laser Refractive Surgeries

April 24, 2013: Double-Header! Learn About CQPI and the New Daily Safety Updates

April 10, 2013: Research Achievement: ‘Mercy Tape’ Provides Better Weight Estimates

April 4, 2013: Building an Integrated Pediatric Program KU; Will It Work?

March 27, 2013: Changes to Impact Pediatric Residency Program and Current Staff Responsibilities

March 20, 2013. Reducing Serious Safety Events

March 13, 2013: Improving Our Response to High Census

March 6, 2013: Evaluating Our Response to Two Snow Storms in Six Days

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