Ann W. Kummer
to Speak about Speech Therapy Software at ASHA
November 18, 2008 · Posted in Compliance, Documentation, Scheduling, Speech Therapy, Workflow · Comment
We're happy to announce that Ann Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, will speak at the 2008 Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention on November 22, 2008 in Chicago, IL from 8-9am.
presentation, entitled "It's Not IF You'll Computerize, It's WHEN and HOW," will cover 10 things that speech-language pathology (SLP) clinics should consider when evaluating speech therapy software to automate their documentation and administration.
r. Kummer is the Senior Director of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
(CCHMC) and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center
"More than a decade ago, we embarked upon a mission to reduce the documentation and administrative demands within our organization," says Dr. Kummer
"Today, we leverage information technology to automate our processes, streamline workflow, reduce billing errors, increase coding compliance, and improve the quality, consistency and turn-around time of our documentation."
In 1995, Dr. Kummer
chose Chart Links Rehab Software to meet the unique documentation needs of a speech pathology department that couldn't be met with a generic clinical documentation or electronic medical records system.
department has been computerized with Chart Links Rehab Software since 1995.
is the author of Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists published by ASHA
is also the author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance published by Delmar Cengage Learning, 2 Edition (July, 2007).
To learn more about Chart Links'
Rehab Software, visit booth #962 at the American Speech-Language-Pathology Association
(ASHA) Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois on November 20-22, 2008, call 888.369.0707, or visit our website.
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, was published in ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists.
The article is entitled "Documentation & Workflow: A Case for Computerization."
The article is about how today's health care providers - who face pressures of increased documentation and communication requirements, increased compliance issues, and business-related issues like obtaining authorizations - can leverage information technology to automate processes, streamline workflow, reduce billing errors, increase coding compliance, and improve the quality, consistency and turn-around time of patient documentation.
Ann Kummer, PhD, is the senior director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
To learn how the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) used Chart Links Rehabilitation Software to reduce its documentation and administrative demands, read their case study.