Target Audience: Managers and staff of medical offices and healthcare facilities.
Original Release Date: May 6, 2011
Expiration Date: May 6, 2013
Description: It is often said that when facing a malpractice action, the medical record can be the healthcare provider's best friend and in most cases, the bedrock of the defense. In this presentation we will look at a more global approach to the protections provided by a complete and accurate medical record. Included in the presentation will be the discussion of the role the medical record plays in protecting the patient.
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion, participants should be able to:
1. State the purpose of the medical record
2. State basic documentation principles
3. Avoid documentation pitfalls
Estimated time to complete activity: 35 minutes
Method and Medium: To view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.
About the Speaker & Authors: Read full bio
Katy Caraway, JD
Geri F. Cook, RHIA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Specialist
Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Manager of Risk Management
Editor: Cathy Courville, RN, ARM, LAMMICO Risk Manager
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Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2011
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