Health Information Technologies and Processes

Pre Charting

  • 1.  Pre Charting

    Posted 08-08-2019 02:24
    Hi All,

    I'm looking for resources. What can you tell me about pre-charting guidelines? I have a provider who is wondering what they're allowed to do in regards to preparing the chart ahead of time. In this particular situation, often these cases are patients they have never seen and received information on in advance through fax, etc. that they want to include for the patient visit in advance to prepare thoroughly for the visit. EMRs make this logistically easier and tempting.


    Sarah Dietz
    HIM & Privacy Manager

  • 2.  RE: Pre Charting

    Posted 08-08-2019 05:49
    Hi Sarah,

    I’m not sure that’s a practice I would support. What if the patient doesn’t show for their appointment?

    Kara Leonetti Lusa, MS, BS
    Lead for Health Information Management
    & HIPAA Privacy Officer
    United Counseling Service
    Bennington, VT

  • 3.  RE: Pre Charting

    Posted 08-08-2019 10:16

    Hi, we only allow demographic information to be entered in advance into any of their electronic documentation.