Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 33–37 | Cite as

A Point of Care Clinical Documentation System for Hospice Care Providers

Research Article


This article identifies two areas of hospice care that may benefit the most from a point-of-care (POC) clinical documentation system: documentation for recertification and symptom/pain management. Applications as solutions for the hospice POC clinical documentation system need two documentation support tools: (1) knowledge-based external or internal reference data available to physicians or medical staff right at the bedside and (2) assisting medical staff in filling out electronic forms for clinical measurements by providing real-time prompts, clues, alerts, or other types of feedback, along with the common features such as pre-defined values in specific fields. Our study may encourage more software vendors to include clinical documentation support tools in their solutions.


Hospice care Point of care Clinical documentation system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Health ProfessionsGovernors State UniversityUniversity Park

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