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Study: Streamlining documentation reduced resident stress

Residency Program Insider, August 7, 2015

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Using a streamlined approach to EHR documentation may help reduce stress for resident, according to a study published in Academic Medicine. In the study, residents at Children’s Hospital Primary Care Clinic at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee, switched from free-text notes to age-specific structured data entry forms for point-of-care documentation.

Based on surveys taken before and after the change, the percentage of residents reporting high satisfaction with documentation increased from 20.5% to 85.7%. This resulted in the percentage of residents reporting stress with documentation to drop from 59.1% to 28.6%. 

Source: AMA Wire
 



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