Health Information Technologies and Processes

Increased amendments to records as transparency increases

  • 1.  Increased amendments to records as transparency increases

    Posted 24 days ago
    We are noticing that with the increased popularity of the health portal, we are having more requests than ever to amend records. I feel this will only increase as we release more documents onto the portal.

    Does someone have an amendment policy they could share with me? Curious how other facilities handle situations where patient just doesn't agree with what the doctor documented.

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    Mikki Medine
    Him Director
    Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
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  • 2.  RE: Increased amendments to records as transparency increases

    Posted 23 days ago
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    Good morning Mikki,
    Here is our policy, I believe it was patterned after the sample policy found in the HIPAA Tool Kit book, but it works for us.
    Katie

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    Kathryn Wood, RHIA
    Assist Dir of Information Systems/Privacy Officer
    War Memorial Hospital
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    Request for Amendment.pdf   487K 1 version


  • 3.  RE: Increased amendments to records as transparency increases

    Posted 23 days ago
    Kathryn,

    Thank you for sharing your amendment policy. I'm currently creating a policy for my facility and this greatly helps.

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    Glenda Rakes MHIIM, RHIA
    HIM Director/Privacy Officer
    Northern Montana Health Care
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