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Sue Eve-Jones Director PACC-UK discusses Data Capture and Clinical Coding

Sue Eve-Jones Director, Professional Association of Clinical Coders (PACC-UK) & Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust discusses Data Capture and Clinical Coding: 

  • patient generated medical records: putting patients in control
  • developing a clinical portal to allow clinician access
  • MyHealthLocker: our experience at South London and Maudsley
  • the future of health monitoring and patient

In her presentation Sue stated: 

"Availability and access are very key points and opportunities for a coding department"

"Coding has huge problems with a delay in getting information"

"Already seen some organisations on electronic records and getting coding done remotely"

"Handwriting is an issue so this is avoided by electronic access as the new generation coming up had access to computers and no need to handwrite"

"SNOMED Terms- term for coding that is represented so its more specific and can be filtered back into primary records and a great way of coding"

"Handwriting and spelling are huge factors and important- you get around this in speech recognition however, this needs to be considered in electronic systems for records and how you work the drop down options"

"Risks and problems- provenance of data you need to be able who has entered the data and is very important when choosing a system"

"Mistakes happen!! incorrect patient entries- hard to correct them and also spot them!!!"

"Ensuring that coding is represented in  EPR procurement and design"

"Focussing on accuracy and completeness of data and not PbR"

Sue is a specialist in clinical classifications with over 24 years of experience. She first became involved in clinical coding when she started work in the NHS at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. She next spent two years as the Regional Clinical Coding Tutor for North East Thames RHA working as a member of the Resource Management Support Unit. She then moved to the commercial sector where she spent nine years working for Medicode Ltd as their Education Services Manager before setting up her own company. Her work has included providing clinical coding training, audit and related services to the NHS, private health sector and overseas clients. Sue now works as Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and as an independent clinical classifications consultant.

Sue has been involved with numerous coding initiatives and projects and also invests much of her leisure time in coding related matters. She has acted as Clinical Coding Lead for IHRIM, assisted in the organisation of numerous coding events, co-founded the Professional Association of Clinical Coders (UK) for which she acts as a director and co-chair of Council and has been an Honorary Lecturer at several universities. Sue is also a member of the SHMI Technical Group.

21 January 2015


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