Health Information Management

The lost art of data integrity

HIM-HIPAA Insider, April 26, 2011

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by Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Somewhere between the third urgent item on your to-do list, getting your budgets prepared, and responding to the latest auditor’s requests lies the omnipresent responsibility of nurturing the validity of the medical record. HIM professionals have traditionally been the legal custodians of the record. (After all, who else is daring enough to testify in court on the accuracy of the EHR?) Have we also by default become the custodians of data integrity?
 
Editor’s note: To read more, access this article in the April issue of Medical Records Briefing.



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