The Connect Care Documentation Quality Improvement initiative seeks to enhance the appeal, efficiency and utility of structured documentation tools and workflows. Oversight is provided by the Clinical Documentation Quality Improvement Workgroup, reporting to the Clinical Documentation Committee.
An enabling task is to optimize how the sidebar (rightmost panel in charts opened to an inpatient context) serves charting workflows. Enhancements can make it easier to manage problem lists, for example, and pull these into documentation rather than dictating free-text in unstructured notes. It is also important to ratify design principles to guide ongoing sidebar optimizations.
Any Connect Care user is welcome to learn about the sidebar design and to offer feedback and suggestions. Start by viewing the presentation.