Health Information Management

Mock surveys make a difference in staff education

HIM-HIPAA Insider, March 10, 2009

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Constructing a tracer process from scratch for a 645-bed hospital is no simple matter, but that was precisely the task before Medical City Dallas Hospital’s survey readiness committee, says Carol Carach, RN, BSN, MPH, regulatory and accreditation survey supervisor at the facility.

"When I arrived in November 2006, we didn’t have any sort of formal readiness process and we were up for our Joint Commission [formerly JCAHO] survey in 2007," says Carach.

Editor’s note: For more information about mock surveys and to purchase a copy of this article, visit the HCPro Web site. Subscribers to Briefings on The Joint Commission have access to this article in the February issue of the newsletter.



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