The American College of Physicians has issued policy recommendations for improving clinical documentation within electronic health records, which have become overloaded with extraneous data.
Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities; new challenges; and, in the eyes of some, an increase in inappropriate or even fraudulent documentation, argues a new ACP policy paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine. At the same time, many physicians and other healthcare professionals have argued that the quality of the systems being used for clinical documentation is inadequate."
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