Odom_Ch_3 Retention of Health Records.lecture notes

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Unformatted text preview: 1 2007 Documentation for Medical Records Chapter 3 Principal and Ancillary Functions of the Healthcare Record Retention of Health Records Lecture notes 2007 2 Retention of Health Records State and federal laws key Statute of limitations a guideline AHIMA recommends permanent retention of: Master patient index Register of births Register of deaths Register of surgical procedures 2007 Destruction of Health Records Why destroy records? Retention period has ended Space limitation for paper and film Protection of confidentiality Creation of an abstract, patient notification may be required prior to destruction Records involved in open investigations, court cases, audits should not be destroyed. 3 2007 4 Destruction of Health Records, cont. Methods: Paper documents: burning, shredding, pulping, and pulverizing Micrographic film: recycling and pulverizing Optical disks: pulverizing Electronic documents: magnetic degaussing (demagnetizing) Magnetic tapes: magnetic degaussing (demagnetizing) 2007...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course HIM 317 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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