How Practice Teams Can Keep Problem Lists for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Accurate

Resource: Standardizing the Problem List in the Ambulatory Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Care (PDF, 1.55 MB, 19 pages)

This resource explains how to create and maintain standardized, up-to-date patient problem lists in electronic health records (EHRs) in order to improve practices’ ability to generate accurate quality improvement data, part of Key Driver 3: Optimize health information systems to extract data and support use of evidence in practice. The step-by-step instructions help all care team members, including clinical/medical assistants, understand their roles in maintaining an accurate problem list, in alignment with Key Driver 4: Create and support high functioning teams to deliver high-quality evidence-based care.

Institution of origin: Qualis Health

Author(s): Hummel H, Evans P

Permissions: Used with permission of Healthy Hearts Northwest.

Acknowledgements: Qualis Health, National Learning Consortium, Healthy Hearts Northwest, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality EvidenceNOW Initiative

Publication date: December 2012

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created October 2018
Internet Citation: How Practice Teams Can Keep Problem Lists for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Accurate. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/tools/problem-list.html
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