"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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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.
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