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policy 0094 : Patient Care Documentation (Electronic Medical Record)

The University of Virginia Medical Center shall maintain a complete, accurate, reliable, and fully integrated electronic medical record (EMR) for every individual who is evaluated, treated, or receives services at the Medical Center, with the EMR being the exclusive modality for documentation of patient care. Use of other modes of documentation (i.e., paper) shall be minimal and shall only occur during announced designated system downtime, or where such use has been pre-approved by the Health Information Management Subcommittee (HIMS).

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  1. effective date:

    January 1, 2017
  2. signature(s):

    Scott A. Syverud, MD, President, Clinical Staff
    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center