ED Adopts Electronic Documentation
ED physicians accepted a challenge last November to adopt dynamic documentation plus Dragon Dictation. The benefits of this program are seen downstream by collaborating physicians, who have immediate access to patient records. Additionally, the electronic medical notes are helpful for billing purposes. What started as a pilot Cerner program quickly blossomed into full implementation of electronic documentation. “To move from virtually zero electronic records in November 2015 to 98.1% electronic records recorded in just two months is amazing,” said Todd Beardman, MD, and chief medical information officer at NKCH.
“The ED electronic records project stands as an example of how dedicated early adaptors and a top notch support team can move mountains,” Dr. Beardman said. “The best part is this change wasn’t mandated, but rather a grass roots effort by our outstanding ED staff and support team.”