CDI Training and CDI Software
We are just beginning to expand our CDI team from 2.5 FTE's to 15. We are debating between hiring a third party to train our new employees or also wondered if it would be more beneficial to have one of our CDI nurses get the training and then be our primary educator as new staff members are added. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Also, we are looking at different CDI software: 3M 360, Optum CDI, Huron, and Chartwise. We use Epic and the coders use the 3M end coder and that probably won't change any time soon. I'm not sure that 3M seems like the best product but it is the only software that interfaces with the end coder. Our CDI nurses don't like the idea of having a different working coding system. Has anyone else been in this situation? What software do you think is the best?
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