Health care documentation is terrible. Here’s why.


Heath care documentation is done for three reasons:

  1. health care delivery (that’s the obvious one)
  2. regulatory compliance (checking all the boxes our government and payers think are important)
  3. malpractice avoidance (no one wants to get sued)

These three categories actually apply to every task we do in health care, but let’s confine this discussion to documentation.

Note in the accompanying figure, our three basic health care work …

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