Volume 17, Number 57 (7-2014)                   jha 2014, 17(57): 77-86 | Back to browse issues page


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Abdollahi M, Ahmadi M, Roudbari M. A Survey on the Effect of Formulating and Implementating Medical Records Policies and Procedures on the Score of Policies of Accreditation Standards for Medical Records: 2013. jha. 2014; 17 (57) :77-86
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1562-en.html

1- MSc Student of Health information Technology, School of Health Management and information Sciences, Iran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor of Health Information Management and Technology Department, Health Management And Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and information Sciences, Iran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran , m_ahmadi24@yahoo.com
3- Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Department, School of Health Management and information Sciences, Iran University of Medical sciences, Tehran Iran
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Introduction: One of the important requirements of an accreditation center is the provision of documents and policies in different departments of an organization including medical records departments. The present study was aimed at investigating the impact of formulating and implementing the policies and procedures of medical records on the scores of accreditation policies of medical record departments in the hospitals affiliated to Shahrekord University Of Medical Sciences in 2013.
Methods: The present study was performed on the basis of an interventional method in 2013. All hospitals in Shahrekord province were included. Following the intervention of the formulation and implementation of policy on accreditation of medical records, re-rating policy on accreditation of medical records was measured.The instrument for data collection was a standard checklist and the data were analyzed by SPSS18 using statistical parameters of descriptive and analytical statistics.
 Results: According to the results of the study, the score for policies of medical records showed a significant difference before and after the intervention indication an increase in scores of policies of medical records accreditation after the intervention (p<0/01).
Conclusion: Given the fact that the performance of medical record departments in the policies regarding audit checklist of all parts of the medical records such as discharging, monitoring and completing medical records within 14 days after discharge, ending the incomplete medical records and making conformity between outpatient and inpatient records after the intervention was very poor and poor , the authorities of medical record departments of hospitals should attempt to develop and practice policies which could be put into practice.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2014/04/18 | Accepted: 2014/09/6 | Published: 2014/09/6

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