Banner Health uses analytics to streamline nursing documentation

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Nursing documentation is often cited as a factor for nursing burnout. Most organizations have overdesigned their electronic health records, resulting in a lot of "noise" and non-value-added data elements.

Banner Health has embraced a new philosophy of getting their nurses back to the essentials of documentation, leveraging an array of different data analytics and the essential clinical dataset to reduce duplicative and non-value-added information in their patient care records.

Reducing the documentation to move more towards an electronic solution, which also aids in the communication and care for the patient instead of the needed elements for payers. It's important to set boundaries on adding documentation, and, if the organization is adding more documentation, decide on what documentation can be removed.