What Medical Summaries Are Not!
It is important to note that summaries do not diagnose, they do not generate an opinion about treatment or provide a medical conclusion. They are a restatement of facts in medical reports and any medical review is provided separately from the summary which abides by facts in medical records only.
Types of Summaries
While summaries may contain data customized for a specific use, there are essentially several styles of presentation.
Telegenisys has developed over 100 different formats but they generally fall in these three categories of presentation.
Typically a client reviews relevant formats and selects a specific format, a hybrid or a completely custom format.
Deep Document Reference - Example 01
Deep document references are used for legal uses when conclusions must be sourced back to original document sources highlighting if any records appear to be missing. The dense tabular layout of such summaries requires more careful review as data is laid out with additional columns. These summaries are suitable for litigation and sometimes used in medical research.
Narrative Tabular- Example 18
Narrative summaries are used to build upon medical events explaining all components of a medical intervention. Covering cause, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, prescription, lab results, radiology and treatment plans, these summaries explain to legal professionals and other non-medical professionals the nature of the events cohesively. Narrative summaries tell a story of patient event chronology.
Condition Specific - Example 64
Disability-specific summaries outline the nature of the disability, its causes, the method of diagnosis, treatment history, and future treatment plans. These summaries are used in claim management, claim litigation, malpractice action among other uses. Disability summaries are one of the common formats our client’s request. Any of these samples can be customized for specific use..