With the introduction of EHRs, documentation has certainly changed in its processes and retrieval of information for analyses. Along with it, there has been an increased level of documentation burden. According to Hakes & Whittington, 2008, the current documentation burden in nursing is high and is a major source of job dissatisfaction among direct care nurses.
This presentation will discuss how documentation has a wide reaching effect not only on direct patient care but also behind the scenes in the areas of data collection and quality measures as well as current and future reimbursement.
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