clinical encounter

clinical encounter

Any physical or virtual contact between a subject/patient and healthcare practitioner/researcher, during which an assessment or clinical activity is performed.
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As physicians move into a time where health IT is taking center stage, the partnership between MediNotes and Forte Systems will assist physicians with the streamlining of office tasks, as well as the documentation of the clinical encounter, allowing them to concentrate on what is most important, the care of their patients.
Harvard School of Public Health) - A deconstruction of a clinical encounter with attention to the literacy-related demands made on patients and their clinicians, as well as a discussion of the skills needed to carry through with necessary clinical tasks; and
MEDCIN is now used by more than 35,000 physicians because, as the following comments indicate, it addresses the fast pace and complexity of the clinical encounter.
For the foreseeable future, both of these coding systems will be required by medical institutions that seek to be reimbursed by third parties and also codify their clinical encounter information for the long-term.
Pellet, noted a recent study published in the January 2003 issue of Pediatrics that found: "Errors in medical interpretation are common, averaging 31 errors per clinical encounter and omissions are the most frequent type.
To date, much of the effort to 'fix' communication during the clinical encounter has focused on composition of the healthcare workforce, cultural competence/cultural humility of healthcare providers, and role of community participation in promoting health.
This study aims to investigate whether these indications are indeed used in the clinical encounter.
As methods of analytical reasoning employed in the immediate clinical encounter may be different from methods used when reflecting on past, or imagining future, clinical encounters, it seems reasonable that faculty teach and model different methods of judgment based on the problems faced and surrounding circumstances (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, & Day, 2010).
It is imperative that nurses and other healthcare professionals are able to recognize the underlying clinical components, understand the severity of the situation, initiate early treatment, and act judiciously in order to prevent secondary complications and further deterioration in this relatively infrequent and often misdiagnosed clinical encounter.
These patients also had more problems to discuss, yet clinical encounter length was generally shorter, GP stress was higher and patient enablement was lower.
The patient's voice is immensely valuable and already has broadened our vision of what is happening in the clinical context, but that should be seen as the beginning of our transformation of the clinical encounter.
Each clinic is organized into three zones (patient arrival, clinical encounter, and staff work) to maximize patient convenience and streamline efficiency.

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