A Daily Hospital Progress Note that Increases Physician Usability of the Electronic Health Record by Facilitating a Problem-Oriented Approach to the Patient and Reducing Physician Clerical Burden.
Perm J. 2019;23:
Authors: Sutton JM, Ash SR, Al Makki A, Kalakeche R
We suggest changes in the electronic health record (EHR) in hospitalized patients to increase EHR usability by optimizing the physician's ability to approach the patient in a problem-oriented fashion and by reducing physician data entry and chart navigation. The framework for these changes is a Physician's Daily Hospital Progress Note organized into 3 sections: Subjective, Objective, and a combined Assessment and Plan section, subdivided by problem titles. The EHR would consolidate information for each problem by: 1) juxtaposing to each problem title relevant medications, key durable results, and limitations; 2) entering in the running lists under Assessment and Plan the most relevant information for that day, including abbreviated versions of relevant reports; and 3) generating a flow sheet in a problem's progress note for any key results tracked daily. To reduce physician EHR navigation, the EHR would place in the Objective section abbreviated versions of notes of other physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals as well as recent orders. The physician would enter only the analysis and plan and new information not included in the EHR. The consolidation of information for each problem would facilitate physician communication at points of transition of care including generation of a problem-oriented discharge summary.
PMID: 31314721 [PubMed - in process]