Health Information Management

Manage misplaced documents in an EDMS

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 17, 2010

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by Rose T. Dunn, RHIA, CPA, FACHE

Regardless of the safeguards in place in any electronic document management system (EDMS), sometimes a document ends up in the wrong patient’s record. It was a reality in the paper world, and it is a reality in the scanned record world. Obviously, it was easier to rectify in the paper environment. So how does one address this issue with a hybrid electronic record?
 
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