Data-based accountability: refocusing the medical record professional's role.
RE Thompson, DR Thompson
Journal of the American Medical Record Association | Published : 1988
Changing times, as evidenced by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and the Joint Commission's "Agenda for Change," have made many committees as well as traditional quality assurance and peer review methods obsolete. The new hospital-wide accountability system consists of accurate and valid clinical data, provided in a timely manner, and used effectively by responsible individuals. As has been true over the last 50 years, continuing change does not diminish the important role of the medical record professional. However, the changes do make it necessary for medical record professionals to avoid making themselves vulnerable through obsolescence, by clinging to methodology no longer..View full abstract