Literature Review

Tapping Electronic Medical Records to Improve Quality of Care

A digital toolkit can speed up the input of structured clinical data for patients with epilepsy


Electronic medical records have the potential to improve quality of care among patients with epilepsy. With that goal in mind, Jaishree Narayanan et al have created a digital toolkit that allows providers to capture structured clinical data at the point of care. The software facilitates writing notes and inputting test scores in several domains, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7, Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment/Short Test of Mental Status, and the Medical Research Council Prognostic Index.

Narayanan J, Dobrin S, Choi J, et al. Structured clinical documentation in the electronic medical record to improve quality and to support practice-based research in epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2017;58(1):68-76.

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