Interprofessional Collaboration to Maximize Documentation of Health Outcomes in the Digital Age - OT36

Interprofessional Collaboration to Maximize Documentation of Health Outcomes in the Digital Age

by Susan Almon-Matangos, MS and Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
(4.3 / 33 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Health records were first used to document professional encounters with a patient over time. Later, more systematic documentation was needed to compare patient healthcare and outcomes. Electronic health records are intended to not only collect that systematic information, but also integrate the documentation across various professions. With progressively complex healthcare teams and healthcare decisions, new models of documentation are needed to support coordinated collaborative interprofessional practice. 


The goal of this course is to describe how members of an interprofessional (IP) team can systematically document care plans and outcomes to best inform evidence-based practice.
The content in this course is applicable to occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology, and social work professionals in acute care facilities.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the history and purpose of health records.
  • Explain how an IP team can use meaningful electronic health records (EHRs) to communicate effectively, influencing improved health outcomes.
  • Determine patient roles and public policies regarding the use of EHRs.
  • Identify how systematic documentation can be used to inform health outcomes.
  • Describe the role of health information management (HIM) professionals as members of IP care teams.
Content Level: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues
Professional Issues: Supervision 

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists,  social workers, and speech-language pathologists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/27/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Debbie B - valrico, FL  ·  Oct 08, 2019
This course was very interesting, i was unaware of exactly how EMR became about and have learned how the HIP and IP collaborate with all EMR.
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Kara S - AVONDALE, AZ  ·  Jan 29, 2019
not what I expected, def. has useful and helpful info. context is easy to follow.
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Jill E - Parrish, FL  ·  Jul 30, 2018
Informative about the EHR and the limitations that are present.
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Jennifer P - austin, TX  ·  Apr 30, 2018
informative and interesting
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Kortney G - Little Rock, AR  ·  Nov 08, 2017
thank you. great course!!
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50