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Updated CoP reflect privacy, security, EHRs, and more

HIM Briefings, February 1, 2009

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EHRs, patient safety, privacy, and security are among the common themes in official updates to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) that CMS released October 17, 2008, in Transmittal 37. This transmittal highlights various amended regulations and survey and certification policy issuances that CMS published throughout 2008.

Hospitals have begun to look at the survey process in terms of consistency, simplification, and how it will affect patient safety and quality, says Patricia Pejakovich, senior consultant at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA. Consider informed consents.

“CMS is taking a stand that it expects patients to be more involved in decisions regarding their healthcare,” says Pejakovich.

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