Published on September 28, 2018
Over the summer, the NeuroSport Team rolled out the NeuroSport standardized concussion exam template in NoteWriter (.neurosportexam). The Team reports that although it still needs some minor tweaks, they like it a lot!
This template allows all NeuroSport physicians to more quickly and easily enter standardized notes, while also providing essential individual flexibility.
For those who are unfamiliar with NoteWriter, it is an Epic tool that incorporates SmartBlocks, SmartTools and Free-Text to allow clinicians to quickly compose notes by clicking buttons instead of typing. As clinicians click to record patient information, the NoteWriter generates corresponding text. Clinicians can then review the text and add information as needed before signing the note.
The entire NeuroSport Team worked together to design and refine their concussion exam template with their MiChart builder, in an iterative process of in-person and online meetings and communications. The result is an effective, user-friendly, standardized tool that makes documentation better and faster. It also provides discrete data fields that can be easily pulled to create a variety of reports, graphics and our LHS!
If you are interested in learning more about NoteWriter and other Epic tools, you can join the Epic UserWeb. Simply go to https://galaxy.epic.com and set up your free account as a part of Michigan Medicine. It just takes a minute!