Posts tagged charting
How to write an infant feeding or lactation protocol

Developing your protocols is one of the most important things you’ll do as an IBCLC. Protocols can’t be bought or taken from someone else—that kind of shortcut could end up being harmful for your clients. By writing your own protocols, you take ownership over your own practice by implementing what you know into templates that can be modified, adapted, and adjusted to fit each individual clinical situation.

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How to Write an Effective Lactation Consult Care Plan

The care plan might be the most important document IBCLCs generate in our practices. Sure, our charts are essential for documenting what's going on with a dyad, and those superbills are critical for helping our clients fight for the reimbursement they're entitled to under the ACA. Pediatrician reports remind doctors that we are allied health professionals, part of a team working towards improving health outcomes through coordinated care.

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Finding the Best EHR Charting Platform for Lactation Consultants--ChARM vs. Jane for the IBCLC

Charting style is so personal, isn't it? The more clients you see, the more you develop your own preferences for what you want and need in a charting system. Some of them are different enough that you just know they won't work for you--for example, Mobile Lactation Consultant most closely approximates paper charting, and G-Suite is the way to go if you need total control--but when they're similar in style and feel it can be hard to tell which one would make the most sense for you.

Because Jane and ChARM are so similar, I've gotten a lot of questions about how and why to pick one over the other. And there are key differences that will help you make a decision. 

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