Mar
11
2014

AMA appeals not slowing October 1 ICD-10 go-live at Texas Children’s

When the American Medical Association (AMA) petitioned the government on February 12 to delay the start of ICD-10 many wondered what would happen. What will happen at Texas Children’s is pretty clear – the conversion to ICD-10 will go live October 1. “Here at Texas Children’s, we started working on this process more than a Read More…

Mar
11
2014

Texas Children’s recognizes Registered Dietitians Day

March 12 is Registered Dietitians Day, a day established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of the registered dietitian as the most valuable and credible source of scientifically based food and nutrition information and to recognize them for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Texas Children’s salutes its Read More…

Mar
11
2014

Bump Watch: From the midwife’s perspective

By Titi Otunla, Certified Nurse Midwife Becoming a midwife was part calling and part admiration for the midwives I witnessed growing up in England. I knew I wanted to assist women with health decisions and especially be involved in one of life’s most transformative experiences – childbirth. The midwifery philosophy acknowledges pregnancy and birth as Read More…

Mar
11
2014

Advance Practice Providers hold first international conference

Texas Children’s Advance Practice Providers hosted their first International Conference recently. It was a huge success with more than 130 attendees from across the world. The conference started with two days of pre-conference seminars focusing on pharmacology, skills labs and palliative care. The main conference included attendees and speakers from across the nation to equip Read More…

Mar
4
2014

Countdown to ICD-10: How will ICD-10 impact clinical documentation?

Most people receiving care probably assume their medical records include details like whether their condition is acute or chronic, how their illness is progressing or, at a minimum, which side of the body an injury may have occurred. Believe it or not, there has not been a standard way to document basic information like this Read More…