ChristmanWK3 - Deficiency Slips

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Christman 1 Tiffany Christman/FTMYERS Instructor Hazel HHSM/Forum Week 3 2 May 2010 Explain the difference between manual and computer generated deficiency slips and why the slips are used. Often in a medical facility time is of the utmost essence and as a result, crucial documentation steps may be overlooked, including the failure to complete physician orders with an authorized signature or omission of test results or many other various documents. To draw attention to the incomplete status of a medical record, deficiency slips are utilized. A deficiency slip is a form that is used to record or flag missing elements of a medical record (Green, 102). Paper medical charts must be reviewed manually by a trained staff member to find errors and omissions (Sanchez). This process is time consuming and also allows for human error to overlook missing pieces. When an electronic chart is used however, a report can be generated to detail all omissions (Johns Hopkins). This method can be completed in little time at all and
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