Is your document control out of control? Complying with document control regulations

Frances Garcia, Evelyn Harrison, Carol Wise, Donna Wolk

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Abstract

Clinical laboratories, faced with new or changing regulations and shortages in trained laboratory staff, may find it difficult to comply with guidelines related to document control, upkeep of standard operating procedure manuals, and documentation of quality programs or competency reviews. Now, more than ever, it is critical to keep documents, procedures, and training material organized and accessible to busy laboratory staff and inspectors. The key may be the ability to use existing software programs available to industry for similar compliance issues. The laboratory's ability to change and update quickly with limited staffing may depend on electronic solutions to the complexities of document control. Several software programs have merit and can be integrated into a clinical laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Leadership and Management Review
Volume17
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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Is your document control out of control? Complying with document control regulations. / Garcia, Frances; Harrison, Evelyn; Wise, Carol; Wolk, Donna.

In: Clinical Leadership and Management Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, 09.2003, p. 255-262.

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Garcia, Frances ; Harrison, Evelyn ; Wise, Carol ; Wolk, Donna. / Is your document control out of control? Complying with document control regulations. In: Clinical Leadership and Management Review. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 255-262.
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