Saturday, June 25, 2005

Flaw Found in JCAHO Software

iHealth Beat reported on June 24, 2005, that JCAHO disclosed on its website that it founda flaw in software it has sold to over 1,000 hospitals, which use the software to assist them in qualifying for JCAHO accreditation. The software fails to monitor and provide feedback on 250 out of appoximately 1,300 standard that JCAHO utilizes to examine whether hospitals are compliant with the standards.

The New York Times also reported on this item here.

If your hospital utilizes the software for monitoring compliance with JCAHO standards I would plan to check into this further.

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