Despite the numerous jokes on the subject, physician illegibility is no laughing matter, and Kaweah Delta Medical Center knows it. That’s why, after The Joint Commission found problems with the facility’s physician legibility, Kaweah Delta developed a plan to address the problem.
Although The Joint Commission has not focused on the ongoing record review (ORR) process during surveys and hospitals have not received recommendations for improvement in this area, ORR is still vital to the success of any survey. ORR can also be useful for clarifications when a hospital feels a recommendation isn’t substantiated.
Is your EHR meaningful use–compliant? Healthcare providers may soon be able to find out for sure. Earlier this spring, HHS released the proposed rule for establishing certification programs for health information technology (HIT). The rule describes the creation of a certification program for EHRs, as mandated by the HITECH Act. (The rule is published in the March 10 Federal Register.)
The following are the highlights from the 2010 Case Management Monthly salary survey. We received more than 300 responses from case managers (64%) and case management directors (36%) from all over the country. Social workers were not included.