The University of Washington Housestaff Association (UWHA) has announced the plan to center documentation on patient care rather than billing codes starting Monday, March 16. Residents and fellows will only include relevant and accurate documentation, allowing them to refocus on patients. We are doctors: we want to spend time with our patients, not computers. Over 400 residents and fellows have pledged to participate as of February 28, 2020.
This action will not negatively impact patient care. We anticipate this will improve patient satisfaction with their care. All residents and fellows will continue to document what matters for patient care.
All relevant clinical information is still documented and this does not impact the physician’s ability at current time or in the future to care for the patient.
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