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Joint Commission Changes Standards and Survey Process

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 25, 2003

Change Needed

Changing standards and survey process is no easy task! It has taken the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (Joint Commission) leadership, staff, and volunteers more than two years to develop the final products for implementation on January 1, 200....

Closer Look at Clinical Pertinence Standards

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2002


When the Joint Commission standards related to clinical pertinence review were revised, flexibility and an ongoing process for review of medical records at the point of care was the intent. This continues to be the goal of IM.7.1-IM7.10.1, though there are still directions in the requirement t....

Taking a Second Look at Joint Commission Standards

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002


HIM professionals are well aware of the challenge of meeting Joint Commission standards. Now, however, a recently established review committee has the opportunity to recommend changes to the standards—and may even be able to reduce the burden of compliance.


That’s the....

Mastering the Information Management Standards

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2000


For HIM professionals working at organizations surveyed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the information management standards are critical. Here's an overview of the key points and top issues surveyors look for.
Whether you work in acute, long term, h....

IFHRO Expands Goals

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998



The Executive Board of the International Federation of Health Records Organizations (IFHRO) held a strategic planning and business meeting last spring to discuss the organization's direction. The meeting took place in conjunction with the European Health Records Congress ....