Information Governance & Standards

Question about # of charts open in EHR

  • 1.  Question about # of charts open in EHR

    Posted 23 days ago
    Has AHIMA taken a position on allowing more than one medical record to be open in an electronic medical record such as Cerner or Epic?  The majority of hospitals allow multiple charts to be open.

    Would also welcome individual experiences with this issue.

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    Wanda McKnight, RHIT, CAE
    Executive Director
    THIMA
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  • 2.  RE: Question about # of charts open in EHR

    Posted 23 days ago
    ​Good Morning,

    My employer is an Epic shop. We allow four workspaces to be open in Epic at a time and this includes charts. In theory, a clinical caregiver could have four patient charts open at once.

    Warm Regards,

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    Sarah R. Keppen RHIA
    Applications Analyst
    Facilitator Certification Exam Prep Community
    2016 Chair Engage Advisory Committee
    skeppen@regionalhealth.com
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