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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas j •    ■ •    r'M,    "    page    5AThe McKenna Memorial Hospital, Part 6 Lee Rogers LVN and Juanita Alvere.i LVN help patient Lots A Simpson on her continuous positive motion unit Dr John Flanagan and Rebecca Dixon RN OEN talk to in Emergency Medical Services technician    *    Helen    Espinoza    works    on    an    EKG    machine    rn    the    laboratory Medical records employees Jan Barber Mary Akee Villanueva Phyllis Rieoel and Sandra Heideman At right personnel dire tor Dar n Pmdel talks Frances Brawley This is the, last it] a series of clep a r t rn e a tai every i e vt s about McKenna Memorial Hospital operations The Herald /eitunii publishes these hospital stat! written articles as part of the obser Vance of National Hospital Week and Texas Hospital Week Medical Records For thousands of years physicians have recorded clinical observations as private notes to document tho clinical course findings and treat men! of their patients The medical with Red Cross volunteers Pearl Marion and of the medical record has chanced and it now has become a multipur pose document Keen the number of health care professionals who com municate by way of clinical documentation is increasing as our society becomes more mobile and the number of available ancillary health care services increases ’Phi* medical record rn used by in surance companies and other third party payers to determine eligibility for benefits and also to determine payment policy on the local regional and national level The medical record also ser .es as a legal document intended to pi*, ted the patient the health can* pro ciders and the institution Pile *« ame medical record becomes extremely valuable as a source of information for the education of physic! ais nurses therapists and medical record practitioners Medical records also provide the data necessary for health can* pro ciders and inst nut ions lo ev ablate the quality of their performance and level of compliance with govern men! regulations and th** standard** set forth bv a multitude et oilier regulatory and accredit ating igen des such as the Joint * ommission on Accreditation <>i Hospitals The Medical Record Department here at .McKenna is stalled bv ten highly qualified individuals whose education and expertise range from that of the specially trained dei cal personnel and medical Hansel bel-' to the registered records ad annist raters who hold college degrees in medical record .ic ministration and have met the stall dards of excellence lur registration with the Xmerican Medical Record ASSOC Ult lull It is the primary responsibility ut the medii d record lepar’ment ’n protect the right lo priv acy of all patients treated here at McKenna Ail primary and secondary records are handled with the utmost care in keeping with the strict policies and procedures for releast* ut intorma turn set forth bv the medical record record was generated ext iusivelv for the physician * use in treating the patient Dnr,ng the pas! Mi years (he role Respiratory technician Ray Meek watches Anna Rosaier take a respiratory treatment Director of Pharmacy Karen Boyo RPH and Tee Rodriguez pharmacy technician till out some prescriptions right go department •    -    • ministrat ion < inly those pus on- ink ’nmm od are allowed acce— rn pm >,! n formation and d<h- •    .    en to verify the identd J ■ aes sons and to re I* me one. ti d a formation na    ; bonabde need On a routine daily basts tm* department - av rn- da following types 1 ack', it • et trolling the role,, e a nm* maiion and pat tent ■    ••    , representative ama " , - and physicians asM-mbhc .    Hint ing records ol those inpatient md outputtents ’ if,,lea . day. trouser1 rn >o-'    :■}>■ • cians dicta*ton .na -u ..ti ilium reports to the app *■• rn .it -coding and abs! r. <    *:,•••    t clinical ii form die? :    md analysing aa -    ■ ministration ... mental agon * questing par «■ Also pra VHI ii. J gutd.a im .in; development ma *    ,    ,* medii al ream a,    .a    a    *f * *...    a by tit** niedn ii * ai .>nm-ittee. supt*! ’, mnm 'n*    ■    ."'md records iv phv -*• a    *    ■ . care pi av atm rn certificate mint nape*    t p ai as a courtesy to ph;, ac am    prepat mg and muintmmtn' ;>*•» a registcrie an a d * a a! ...    pm pose' and tor tot tov. ip a- , . » conn* at treatment Vnd occasionally takmu uibpoem ed medical 1e< ai :•    aa; dinut mg plaid    a- air    a    me*    na I audit act iv J ie    hi .mg!    it    rn* hospital Ullin" '.’«•• a ,    , OI ruedH ll care a! >dami    a .*m Iv in tin* hospital o mum •* tp propriiite ut iii/,dicn ■    • {aedine*. in a il'    a regional md ad ama ■ ■ a I ■ S*n* Mi » I NMA I* ai" ti A nmine Acevedo assistant ditector of medical reroms and v - % .amdt standing sea* h Mr files Aith Brome Howell in fie medn a1 res or<1s area Gwenn ult over admissK •ordinator assists admissions clerk Lucia Castdie a ;