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Safdari R, Azad manjir Z. A Survey of Information Management Standards of Commission on AccreditationRehabilitation Facilitie. payavard. 2009; 3 (2 and 1) :18-29
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-120-en.html

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Background and Aim: Development and evaluation of rehabilitation services as a section of health system, which plays an important role in the improvement of the quality of life, needs a mechanism for information management as well as other healthcare levels. The effectiveness of information management has been assured through standardization & ongoing evaluation of rehabilitation centers. There is no standardization on rehabilitation information management processes in Iran, Therefore we surveyed the standards of information management at Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities and compared them to same English & Australian rehabilitation services evaluation & standardization organizations. At the end, we present a framework for necessary standards for this field.

Materials and Methods: In this literature review article CARF standards in axis of information management infrastructural standards, data gathering, content of records, documentation principles, information reveal for confidentiality policies of standard classification has been investigated. We used reliable electronic references in this article.

Discussion and Conclusion: The CARF information management standards are included a standardized outcome-oriented program evaluation & management systems as a fundamental & infrastructural requirement, data gathering standards, internal content of patient records, the framework for complete documentation and maintenance of information confidentiality. Therefore CARF standards in term of information management are the most complete model and have enough details in compare to the others. The results indicate that CARF standards can be a proper model for standardization activities and evaluation rehabilitation centers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2009/05/22 | Accepted: 2009/08/23 | Published: 2013/07/28

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