Disability Documentation in the EHR - CHRIS FORM

This activity is designed to identify patient accommodation needs:

  • Care providers will know and be familiar with a patient’s disabilities and the related needed accommodations. This also ensures that disabilities and accommodations are documented, ensuring improved patient care and improvement in outcomes.
  • Avoid adverse outcomes & improvement of quality metrics to be developed and tailored to this population
  • Ensure that nothing is missed, and poor outcomes are avoided. Centralize efforts to improve care for patients with disabilities via prompting regular clinical conversations with all patients about their disabilities, improving recognition of what accommodations patients may need and invest in these, and facilitate our understanding of inequities experienced by patients with disabilities and how to address them.
  • Meaningfully improve disability documentation if health care professionals, staff, and trainees on appropriately documenting information based on their clinical encounters.
  • Recognize the importance of the CHRIS form and disability documentation is understood.

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who seek improved quality of care for the patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the CHRIS form, where to find it, and how to complete it, and update it.
  • Identify accommodations appropriate to the disability types on the CHRIS form and know how they can be obtained provided.
  • Prepare an assessment for disability-related accommodations in each patient admission.
  • Communicate disabilities accommodations and document them in the EHR during a transfer or any staff handoff.
  • Describe healthcare standards related to CHRIS and disability documentation.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Planning Committee:
Ashli Molinero, DSc - Director, UPMC Disabilities Resource Center at UPMC

Course Directors:
Kaitlin A Kerr, RN, MSN - Clinical Educator for Disability Awareness - Disabilities Resources Center at UPMC

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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