Interprofessional Collaboration to Maximize Documentation of Health Outcomes in the Digital Age - SLPA1613

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

by Susan Almon-Matangos, MS, CCC-SLP and Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
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Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

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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.

Accreditation Information
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of the older adult in post-acute care settings. She currently provides rehabilitation consulting services that draw upon her expertise. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Disclosure: Ms. Almon-Matangos has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.
Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently an occupational therapy writer for the PAC (Post-Acute Care) team with Relias.
Disclosure: Ms. Koss has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/27/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/13/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

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.

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