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Boost compliance with documentation standards

Residency Program Alert, December 1, 2009

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Documentation is at the heart of any site visit. Without
evidence to show the site visitor how the program
meets the ACGME requirements and teaches the core
competencies, programs are at risk of receiving unfavorable
accreditation outcomes.
“When you get the letter saying the ACGME is coming,
you don’t want to be running around trying to find
paperwork and evaluations,” says Carrie Saviano, GME
administrator and coordinator for the pulmonary, gastroenterology
and sleep medicine programs at Norwalk (CT)
Hospital.
To ensure that program directors and coordinators at
Norwalk Hospital had all of their documentation in order
before their site visits, Saviano created an institutionwide
standardized documentation process.

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