RESEARCH ARTICLE


Turning Electromyography Reports Upside Down: A Pilot Study Surveying Referring Providers



Anant M. Shenoy*, 1, Kate G. Baquis2, George D. Baquis3
1 Clinical Informatics, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
2 Avalere Health, LLC, Washington, DC, USA
3 Electromyography Laboratory, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA 01199, USA


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Abstract

Providers are expressing a desire for more efficient ways to retrieve relevant clinical data from the Electronic Health Record. In an effort to improve our Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study reports, we surveyed referring providers on the effects of having the IMPRESSION at the start of the report. Our survey respondents felt that using this format for an Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study report significantly improved the quality of the report while saving them time and/or mouse clicks when interpreting the report. Electro diagnosticians might consider using this format for their Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study reports to improve referring provider satisfaction.

Keywords: APSO note, Clinical documentation, Clinical electrophysiological testing, Electromyography, Nerve conduction studies.