From 3M Health Information Systems
Clinical documentation: Easing the burden on physicians
As a palliative care physician, Dr. Beth Wolf experienced the complexity of communication. As she helped patients and families navigate issues related to pain or end-of-life care, she saw that the way clinicians communicate with each other was rich with opportunity for misunderstanding. So, how do we help physicians accurately document a patient’s true burden of illness without disrupting the delivery of efficient and compassionate care? Now, as a documentation champion at Roper St. Francis Healthcare (and an advisor to 3M), Dr. Wolf trains physicians on how to incorporate accurate and concise clinical documentation into their work with patients.