Clinical Documentation: EHR Deployment Techniques

Clinical Documentation: EHR Deployment Techniques

A new issue brief from the California HealthCare Foundation explores the clinical documentation options available to users of various electronic health records systems. Issued as part of the California Networks for Electronic Health Record Adoption initiative, the brief, Clinical Documentation: EHR Deployment Techniques (7 pages, PDF), describes structured and free-form documentation methods and provides information on their advantages, disadvantages, and impact on efficiency and effectiveness. The documentation methods explored include structured templates, radio buttons, drop-down lists, check boxes, manual data entry, and voice dictation/transcription.