Joint Commission clarifies IM standards

Accreditation Connection, May 10, 2010

The Joint Commission has announced a clarification on Information Management standard IM.02.02.01, according to an official statement on its Web site. This standard deals with the area of abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and dose designations.

Previously, this issue was dealt with under the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) addressing do-not-use abbreviations.However, during the course of the Standards Improvement Initiative, rules for compliance with this issue were moved under the IM standards, specifically Element of Performance (EP) 2 of MS.02.02.01.

To read more on the clarifications, click here.

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