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17 Apr 2019

College Internship Transforming Healthcare – Accurate Diagnosis – Diabetes

New Hampshire Public Health Association – Posted by nhpha Anywhere

Internship Description

Diabetes is a chronic and often progressive disease. Patients are initially diagnosed and managed by health care teams but despite appropriate care many patients experience complications such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetes induced renal disease, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic vascular disease. Unfortunately, the electronic medical records and specifically the patients ICD-10 problem list may not reflect the added complications. If the medical chart is deficient in cataloguing these complications, this can have ramifications for the health care teams when it comes to reimbursement especially in the newer payment models.

a. What You Will Learn
During this internship, a student will have the opportunity to:
-Perform data analysis of electronic medical records to identify chronic disease patients whose problem lists do not accurately reflect their disease state
-Develop a feedback loop to provider teams for correction of problem lists
-Work with provider leadership to develop potential strategies to improve diagnosis coding
-Shadow providers or other staff to learn how current workflows impact coding accuracy

b. Your Responsibilities
-Conduct medical record reviews to explore chronic disease coding accuracy, starting with diabetes
-Prepare summaries of findings and present findings to North Country Healthcare leadership
-Provide input into current workflows and assist other staff to develop clinical pathways to improve coding accuracy

-Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in public health or a health professions field
-Experience with Microsoft Excel
-Excellent written, oral and communication/presentation skills
-Prefer a GPA of 3.2 or higher
-Experience with electronic medical records a plus

Location: Littleton, NH

How to Apply

Contact Lisa Bujno, APRN at for additional details regarding this internship.

Internship Categories: Public Health. Internship Types: College Internship. Salaries: Unpaid.

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