Monday, March 17, 2014

"Social Documentation" for Healthcare

In a recent blog post by John Halamka, MD, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he suggests a new concept to better gather and use data within an EHR while reducing the redundancy and repetition of patient information and clinicians’ burden of inputting such data. Dr. Halamka calls this concept “social documentation,” which he defines as “team authored care plans, annotated event descriptions, and process documentation sufficient to support care coordination, compliance/regulatory requirements, and billing.” Read the core principles of this concept at the Life as a Healthcare CIO blog.

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