Regulation and changing healthcare document laws play a major role in the industry. ObamaCare, Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA provide regulations for healthcare providers. Additionally, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) serve as watchdogs over non-profit healthcare organizations.
With so many regulatory bodies and oversight agencies, the task of maintaining a quality service to the public can be a daunting task. Staying abreast of new healthcare regulations, employee training, updating procedures and policies, and making sure your personnel is working from the most recent versions is an ever changing requirement.
A sound, maintained and current document version control system approach can be the difference between passing and failing a regulatory audit. Making sure your personnel only have access to the most recent policies and are adequately and have conducted updated trained on those policies is critical to your document version control system. Also, having real-time access to training records and knowing who is sufficiently trained and which employees are not yet complaint with your training of new procedures is equally important.
If managing your healthcare document updates, managing the routing and approval is done manually, then it might be time to consider a document control software application to help. Our ENSUR application helps healthcare organizations manage document version control, updates training records after policies are read and comprehended, and even provide immediate access to current policies without the worry that they are accessing the previous or an outdated version.
If your healthcare organization wants to hear more about how ensur document version control can help, contact DocXellent. Since 2000, we have been helping healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences companies manage their documents, incidents, CAPA and training.