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  1. MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT DOCUMENTATION Robert Speak Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

  2. There are four strands • Dealing with documents • Recording the information • Handling telephone calls • Generating Dawn letters

  3. Dealing with documentsEvery patient generates a ‘set’ of documents • Request for anticoagulation form • Warfarin charts • Information letters • Copies of correspondence • Discharge summaries

  4. Scansoft’s Pagis Pro

  5. Pagis – main screen

  6. Pagis search

  7. Pagis document

  8. Recording the Information • Key information • Where did it come from? • Written evidence? • ‘Contractual’ fields – link to scanned images in Pagis

  9. Treatment maintenance

  10. Document recording

  11. Telephone Calls • A lot of information passed this way • Do you log all calls? • Test the accuracy of the data? • Record of any advice given?

  12. Outgoing Documents • Wordlink • No audit trail • How can you be certain? • Can you prove it?

  13. Conclusion • Information management is important – but there are some gaps. • Documentary evidence should be kept. • There should be a record of phone calls. • There should be an audit trail