When Is It Time to Part Ways With Medical Records?

Eramo, Lisa A.
June 2012
For the Record (Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc.);6/18/2012, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p14
The article discusses the controversies regarding the retention and destruction of electronic and paper records of patients by the hospitals, as there is no clear guideline to set a time for retention. The hospitals should employ different retention policies based on the legal definitions and requirements. They should analyze and consider the legal retention laws, followed by a study of the operational challenges and retention costs for the formation of new policies on the subject. INSET: RETAINING QUESTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND.


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