Delinquent Medical Records: Who Are the Stakeholders for Timely Medical Documentation?

Hans Adrian Puttgen, Maria Stolze-Epple, Redonda G. Miller, C. Matthew Stewart

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Abstract

The explosion of electronic documentation associated with Meaningful Use-certified electronic health record systems has led to a massive increase in provider workload for completion and finalization of patient encounters. Delinquency of required documentation affects multiple areas of hospital operations. We present the major stakeholders affected by delinquency of the electronic medical record and examine the differing perspectives to gain insight for successful engagement to reduce the burden of medical record delinquency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1h
JournalPerspectives in health information management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association
Volume18
Issue numberWinter
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021

Keywords

  • Medical records
  • delinquency
  • health information management
  • hospital
  • inpatient
  • timeliness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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