How to safeguard paper medical records

These days, most of the discussion about medical records involves the “big” issues like privacy and electronic health records. While these are certainly challenging issues that require much discussion and planning, we have found that basic safeguarding of medical records can get overlooked. In all the discussion about privacy security, it is essential to take care of the basics.Read More

Color-coding (Part 4): Preventing privacy and security issues

In a four-part blog series, we have been exploring the many uses and benefits of color coding, including reducing operational downtime and lowering compliance risk. In our final post, we show how color coding can be used to help organizations limit unwanted access to files and preserve the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive records.Read More

Color-coding (Part 1): Four our unexpected ways that color-coding can solve RIM challenges

In the first of a four-part blog series, we’ll focus our attention on the “lowly” color-coded folder. A staple of the records management world for many years, color coding has traditionally been used for a very specific function: helping to spot misfiled folders. However, as we’ll reveal in this blog series, color coding can be used in some unexpected ways to solve many more RIM challenges…Read More

Best practices for scanning patient records into an EHR

The success of an electronic health records (EHR) system implementation is massively dependent on how you handle your existing paper records. Unless these records are scanned and properly abstracted, you’re at risk of running two systems instead of one, and not realizing the ROI from your transition to electronic medical records and your investment in […]Read More

Medical practitioners: How to ensure a successful transition to an EHR system

Any medical office that has implemented an electronic health records (EHR) system, or is considering doing so, will want to take note of a potential pitfall that could reduce the effectiveness of your EHR investment and result in hard dollar losses. It’s important that you take full advantage of the improved efficiencies that come with an EHR system so you can see more patients in a day and increase your revenue.Read More