My home health agency wants me to collect diagnoses on admission and put them into the OASIS form using a program that is supposed to bring up the ICD-9 code. It doesn't work too good. And isn't this better done by office staff? Based on interagencies that should have been faxed to the office? And should nurses be doing this at all? Diagnosis is a practitioner responsibility. And now I'm supposed to do all this coding stuff. Why can't I just take care of my patient? I never went to secretarial school.
Am I being unreasonable? Should I just suck it up and accept that computerization increases my workload? If I didn't love computers, I wouldn't be playing with the net all evening and posting on this site. But my job is hands-on nursing. What should I expect to be responsible for in the way of paperwork?