Health IT tip of the day: Digitize your progress notes to better track health outcomes

Concise and comprehensive progress notes are key to documenting patient assessments, treatments and outcomes over time.

Gaby Loria, medical market researcher for Austin-based Software Advice, a place where providers can review therapy notes software: By using software to create and store these important notes, clinicians can use a combination of structured formats, such as checked boxes, drop down menus and open fields, to save time producing them. Digitizing the data also makes it easier to generate reports on how individual patients, or groups of patients, are doing with their treatment goals. For a closer look at popular progress note templates and sample reports, check out Software Advice's electronic progress notes resource guide here.

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