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1 1 2 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U N E 2 0 1 4 I f a picture is worth a thousand words, what is an image in an elec- tronic health record worth? For your surgeons, who nowadays rely on still images and video clips for most every patient, the ability to add crisp, detailed visual information to the clinical narrative is priceless. The inclusion of images into the EHR provides a comple- ment to the operative narrative that results in a more robust summary of the care episode. Photographic documentation improves coordina- tion of care among caregivers and reduces subjective interpretation of the written report. "Before, you'd get a paper chart and a jacket full of images that D I G I T A L O R Tips for Seamless Video Integration DIGITAL REPRESENTATION Images are sometimes more important than the writ- ten report. A visual with a narrative creates a more comprehensive patient record. Can your surgeons view and manipulate video and images during and after the case? Kimberley Garriott | Indianapolis, Ind. OSE_1406_part2_Layout 1 6/13/14 11:42 AM Page 112

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