Our Clinical Documentation activities…. client centred principles for the future of electronic health records

This document by Canada Health Infoway https://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/  is relevant to future directions and to keep in mind as each of us types up our: progress notes, our treatment plans, our assessments, our various forms of the day. Relevant to how we, our managers our VP’s and more importantly our clients and their networks of support; be more closely grounded, better still participate in our daily activities of documentation.


One of the most striking results of this workshop is that although the theme was digital health technology, much of the conversations over the day and a half revolved around relationships and communication. In fact, most of the priorities laid out in the Citizens’ Vision touch on these themes: creating an environment that encourages clinicians to share in decision-making with patients; creating the conditions for patients to take an active role in their care; connecting different parts of the health system to enable better flows of information. This seemed to resonate the most with participants – the promise that digital solutions might help to bridge the gaps between patients, providers, and institutions.


See the Document herehttps://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/component/edocman/resources/reports/3326-better-health-together-workshop-the-citizens-vision-for-better-health-through-digital-solutions?Itemid=101


One comment

  1. Bill Dare


    My use of our in my intro statement is trying to depict the relevance documentation has for the: individual worker/clinician, organization they work within, the ensuing professional regulatory colleges and broader legal frameworks in play with documentation.

    Documentation in all its forms, of the everyday work in mental health is both what seems like the nervous system of the organizations we work within, along with being a guide to interventions.

    Such a fundamental focus really does require a foundational relook and adaptation if we are guided or better still driven by the recovery model and values depicted well in CMHA’s national Framework of Support. http://www.cmha.ca/public_poli…upport/#.WYcLiVWGPIU

    I find it is too easy to have Recovery model and documentation disconnected from each other as the question of who owns, who is actually participating in the process is not connected well in a whole system approach and the power struggles therein, but I appreciate the vision.

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