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Data Accuracy in Electronic Medical Record Documentation

Data Accuracy in Electronic Medical Record Documentation Research Original Investigation Agreement of Ocular Symptom Reporting via Patient Self-report vs Medical Record Invited Commentary Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA One of my favorite medical school professors once told me, looking a patient symptom might misdirect the differential “The key to treating any patient can be found in a careful diagnosis and workup, leading to a delay in diagnosis or care. history.” Despite all of the technological and therapeutic ad- Today, EMR systems also have key secondary roles, facilitat- vances of modern medicine, eliciting and accurately docu- ing data collection in clinical research, as well as housing a da- menting a patient’s symp- tabank of patient outcomes. In recent years, there has been toms remain as important heightened interest in analyzing patient outcomes in the con- Related article page 225 as ever. But have electronic text of measuring and improving quality of care. Programs at- medical record (EMR) sys- tempting this task include the Intelligent Research in Sight tems helped or hindered our ability to do so? Valikodath et al (IRIS) Registry and the payment-affecting Medicare Access and shed light on this question in their observational study ex- CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization ploring the concordance between http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Data Accuracy in Electronic Medical Record Documentation

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 135 (3) – Mar 26, 2017

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6165
eISSN
2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.5562
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28125748
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Abstract

Research Original Investigation Agreement of Ocular Symptom Reporting via Patient Self-report vs Medical Record Invited Commentary Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA One of my favorite medical school professors once told me, looking a patient symptom might misdirect the differential “The key to treating any patient can be found in a careful diagnosis and workup, leading to a delay in diagnosis or care. history.” Despite all of the technological and therapeutic ad- Today, EMR systems also have key secondary roles, facilitat- vances of modern medicine, eliciting and accurately docu- ing data collection in clinical research, as well as housing a da- menting a patient’s symp- tabank of patient outcomes. In recent years, there has been toms remain as important heightened interest in analyzing patient outcomes in the con- Related article page 225 as ever. But have electronic text of measuring and improving quality of care. Programs at- medical record (EMR) sys- tempting this task include the Intelligent Research in Sight tems helped or hindered our ability to do so? Valikodath et al (IRIS) Registry and the payment-affecting Medicare Access and shed light on this question in their observational study ex- CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization ploring the concordance between

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 26, 2017

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