Digitizing Records Management
As a hospital administrator, it is your job to comply with so many rules and regulations. Introducing electronic medical records in your hospital may seem agonizing. As the government has funded billions of dollars in federal grants, it makes your job easier to convert healthcare providers to digital records management. This in turn, benefits both the patient and the healthcare provider.
Benefits from Several Perspectives
I bet you’re wondering what some benefits of converting to electronic medical records consists of; I’ve got your answers covered here.
Benefits of EMR to the patient:
- The transfer of medical records between offices is less time-consuming and more efficient.
- Hospital stays are reduced with more efficient processes and automatic routing of medical information.
- Mistakes that could badly affect patient care are no longer a worrisome because information can easily be accessed and stored from any department, hospital, or practice.
Benefits of EMR to the healthcare provider:
- Processing medical records electronically allows businesses to move faster and function more efficiently, reducing administrative costs.
- Storing patient records electronically is significantly less expensive than storing and securing records onsite or utilizing an offsite medical storage facility.
- Medical errors are lessened since access to patient information is right at tip of your fingers.
- Compliance with HIPPA, FACTA, and HITECH are increased.
As technology is expanding in healthcare, some providers see a challenge in adopting the technology as quickly as others. For instance, resisting conversion to electronic medical records may reduce the healthcare provider’s credibility for the consumer’s viewpoint.
How A Healthcare Provider Can Use EMRs to Increase Consumer Confidence
When you’re sitting in an exam room and your physician walks in and starts taking notes on a paper chart, you may think the office is a little outdated and you may even think your records might get lost somewhere because it’s not an efficient source of recording. So what can be done to transition the healthcare provider’s office technology and avoid a loss of consumer confidence?
Step 1: Scanning and shredding medical records
- Office support staff could easily help scan and shred documents after proper training is provided. The process of document scanning can be lengthy and could be vital to your healthcare facility if not managed properly. When trained correctly and done efficiently, the process takes away clutter and mess within the office. Although this requires time and money, in turn, it provides easier ability to digitize the important records for each patient.
Step 2: Hire BSC
- BSC provides secure processing and shredding of medical records. We comply with HIPAA and FACTA regulations when converting to an EMR system. We provide efficient and cost-effective methods for document scanning and medical record disposal. Hiring professionals could save you time and money rather than using supportive staff that need to be trained properly.
Converting your paper based records into electronic documents can yield innumerable benefits: more efficient access to information saving executive and clerical time and reducing physical records storage requirements. Professional document scanning services yields multiple results. Square footage is freed for other purposes. Information is available at the click of a mouse. And each document can be protected, with offsite back-up to insure disaster recovery.
Contact BSC to talk with a representative and let us scan your records for you!