EHR Problem List Needs Maintenance Policies
Largely, practitioners differ in their approaches to maintaining the problem list, which is a compilation of clinically relevant physical and diagnostic concerns, procedures and cultural issues that may affect the care of a patient.
These lists can easily become filled with too many irrelevant facts or incomplete and missing critical information for care. Current standards focus mostly on coding rather than daily physicians use.
Creating policies to uniform the procedures for maintaining the problem list may help avoid incomplete or overcrowded health records.
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