Joint Commission Releases Guide for Scribe Data Entry
The Joint Commission has released an online guide for critical access hospitals that use scribes to help health care providers enter data into electronic health records. According to the guide, scribes should sign and date all entries that they make in an EHR. The guide adds that a licensed practitioner then should "authenticate the entry" by signing and dating it, as well as by adding a time stamp if applicable.
- "Joint Commission Offers Guidelines for Scribes" (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 7/16).