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TJC quarterly update: Recommendations for Improvement down, but medical record still important during surveys

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, March 1, 2015

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RC.01.01.01, Content of the Medical Record, did not top the list of survey findings for hospitals in the first half of 2014, according to the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives. Nor was it on the list for critical access hospitals at all! However, 49% of hospitals surveyed received a requirement for improvement for this standard, primarily in the EPs related to timing and dating entries. This indicates hospitals are still using a lot of paper records. That said, the downward swing is encouraging as more and more hospitals fully implement the EMR.

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