This is my painting describing the August 9, 2012 Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
This is a workflow. It is beautiful. Every instrument is important within the performance.
This painting begins in the middle with the patient, for this is patient centered care. The patient is relaxed her back is bare. Cascades of paper medical records caress her legs as they fly up above her and into her electronic medical record. She is viewing this information using a patient portal.
Below our patient to the left, a provider holds out a smart phone displaying a dictation ap. He is showing the power of digitized data.
Above this man is a woman playing a binary harp. She is creating the code that supports our composition.
Above our patient the conductor is a doctor. He is prescribing the path of care. He holds his baton and leads the other players in a crescendo of data.
To the left two medical transcription scribes stand in rapt attention as they play their very important part in this orchestra.
These figures performing together create flow and are triumphant. Everyone is important and the patient’s future depends on all of them playing their best.