glossary of terms

Glossary of Electronic Health and Medical Records Related Terms

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POC (Point of Care)

Point of Care documentation refers to the ability to document and record patient care activities and patient assessments/observations in a timely fashion and at the point of care. Properly designed POC devices, tools and systems are fundamental to supporting the workflow of clinicians to enhance patient care and create operational efficiencies through the use of POC charting. The POC tools and devices may be implemented in many forms including: computer carts, wall mounted computers, and mobile tablet computers. Near to the point of care devices would include hallway mounted computers or kiosks.