Webinar: Comprehensive Patient Visit Summaries Include Patient Follow Up: Office Practice Processes Close the Loop and Improve Patient Safety
We will discuss this office practice process and why it reduces risk and improves patient safety. Providing a comprehensive patient visit summary assures the patient leaves the practice with not only the verbal discussion regarding their current health status and planned treatment, but a written summary for ongoing reference. The inclusion of a follow up appointment, or having a process that ensures another appointment will be scheduled in an appropriate timeframe, reduces the risk of a delay in ongoing patient care and their health maintenance.
- Explore the patient safety risks associated with a lack of a comprehensive patient visit summary
- Review the components of a comprehensive patient summary
- Identify where failure points in the process may occur
- Provide best practice recommendations