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Standardized Code: Medical Records

Imagine you are the Chief Information Officer for a healthcare organization. Discuss whether you would continue use of standardize codes for referencing medical data and support your position with at least two references.

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Currently, I will not use standardized codes for medical referencing. There are several problems that make it very difficult to use standard codes. The first problem is that if a standard code is used to encode medical data and the meaning of the code changes over a period of time the data will be interpreted incorrectly (1). The second problem is that ...

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The answer to this problem explains the issues related to use of standardized code in medical records. The references related to the answer are also included.