Access to longitudinal electronic notes supports high quality care. Having too many notes could increase the work of manual chart review. We looked at de-identified metadata on notes to examine the burden of excess notes over time. Overall we found no increase in note number per day but noted a high burden of patient notes in patients with frequent hospitalizations.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: To better understand the burden of excess notes. This especially important as one promise of EMR is access to more discrete data, not free text.


Nasser Aljehani (Presenter)
The Ohio State University

Milisa Rizer, The Ohio State University
Courtney Hebert, The Ohio State University
Jeffrey Hoffman, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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