Archive for the ‘Electronic Records’ Category

Towards a smooth Electronic Health Records system implementation

Friday, August 15th, 2008
Laying the foundations for an EHR system implementation at your Medical Practice - The sum of parts approach Electronic health records (EHRs) are regarded as the technology through which the quality of healthcare could be improved. In due course it is very likely that Electronic health records (EHRs) will become the primary means of clinical documentation for medical practices, thus positively influencing the efficiencies of the organization at the provider and practice levels. However, not all organizations are prepared for the scope and scale of a full EHR implementation. Let us try to chart out a way that could lay the foundation required for a smooth electronic health records implementation at an individual practice or enterprise; a step by step process that will make the transition easier and dull the impact that the challenges of workflow changes and capital expenditure will throw up, without the required preparation. Creating and storing your data in ... Read entire post

Thoughts on the future of Health Information and Patient records

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Over the last decade, the evolution towards the electronic patient record shows that, over time, documentation habits change either through regulations and standards or through user/client preferences. This is a slow but sure process, that we see in action today, even with all the challenges that face standardization and implementation of regulations. Until a decade back, there were few regulations and standards that MTs and their employers had to meet. However, Patient and Practitioner concerns over privacy and data security in our age of Information Technology soon led to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Several observers felt that HIPAA would not have an effect on the medical transcription industry, due to the sheer magnitude of adherence to process and focus on data security and integrity that is required for the implementation of HIPAA industry-wide. Some Transcription Service Providers were concerned a few years back that the majority of the ... Read entire post