Health Information Technologies and Processes

  • 1.  Substance Abuse Records

    Posted 16 days ago
    We are in the process of pioneering a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant mothers.  The goal is to produce a healthy newborn and the mother be stable so she will be able to keep the newborn.  My issue is, how do we keep the substance abuse treatment part of the record separate from the delivery record and how to handle this for ROI.  The mother will be receiving treatment during the delivery visit so that will be intermingled with their healthcare record.  I can't lock these visits because it would make them inaccessible in the event they returned for medical treatment.  We are Meditech 5.67.  I think we may be one of the first providers to start a program like this so I really don't know who to reach out to.  If there is anyone out there with this type of program, please reach out to me.  Thanks in advance.

    Pamela Gonterman
    Director of His/Coding