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Health Records

Philosophy

The Health Records Department shall consistently maintain accurate, complete records in support of primary health care as delegated by the Board of Directors in the Mission Statement. This Philosophy is based on the knowledge that efficient continuous primary patient care is dependent on the availability of documented information from all departments.

The ultimate function of the Health Records Department is assuring the best possible records for Services de santé de Chapleau Health Services by having complete and accurate health records and encouraging their proper use.

The Health Records department will provide that the Clinical Record be complete, accurate and readily accessible for:

  1. Basis for planning and for continuity of patient care;
  2. Providing a means of communication among the professionals contributing to the patient's care, including the consultants' reports;
  3. Furnishing documentary evidence of the course of the patient's illness and treatment;
  4. Serving as a basis for review, study and evaluation of the care rendered to the patient;
  5. Assisting in protecting the legal interests of the patient, facility and staff;
  6. Providing data for use in research and education.

The Health Records Department will protect and maintain the confidentiality of the patient's record.

Contact Information:

Phone:  (705) 864-3057