Patient Record Retention

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The new Patient Record Retention standard addresses the responsibilities of regulated members for the collection, use, disclosure and protection of health information. Most importantly, the standard identifies that a regulated member is responsible for following the rules established in the Health Information Act (HIA). The principles of the new standard are unchanged from the previous Patient Records standard. New to …

Advertising

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This standard applies to any regulated member who provides information to others through any medium about a product or service which a regulated member is associated with. It encompasses information about your practice, including scope of practice and services provided. You can advertise a valid practice interest. You can tell others what your practice interests are. A practice interest must …

Establishing the Physician-Patient Relationship

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This standard applies to any regulated member whose care for a patient extends or is likely to extend beyond a single encounter, including members who work in walk-in clinics. While the standard focuses on the “when” and “how” a physician-relationship is established, the greatest benefits of an established relationship are quality and continuity of care. What to consider: When is …

Episodic Care - The Messenger

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The Episodic Care standard addresses continuity of care for patients who may see a physician only once with no expectation of ongoing care, for example at a walk-in clinic. The principles are the same as for the recently reissued Continuity of Care standard, but apply to care provided outside of an established physician-patient relationship. These principles are: Contextually complete assessment Good communication with the patient regarding …