Gartner Research

Clinical Documentation: Too Many Masters, Not Enough Discussion

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00281200

Analyst(s): Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


Complaints about EHR documentation abound. CIOs, CMIOs and CNIOs should work with clinical leaders to determine documentation best practices and configure the EHR to help streamline the process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Construct a Governance Process Across Relevant Stakeholders That Brings to Light Documentation Challenges and Value Propositions, and Establishes a Baseline for Prioritizing Issues and Opportunities
  • Work With Clinical Leaders to Determine Documentation Best Practices and Create Documentation Policies
  • Configure EHRs to Maximize Documentation Efficiency, and Understand Which Documentation Shortcuts Can Add Value and Which Might Actually Reduce the Potential Value of the EHR


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