Captiva Document Imaging Solutions For Medical RecordsSource: EMC Corporation
As healthcare organizations implement electronic medical records,clinicians meed to quickly access accurate patient history for a complete patient view, yet many components of the medical record remain on paper.
As healthcare organizations implement electronic medical records (EMR), clinicians meed to quickly access accurate patient history for a complete patient view, yet many components of the medical record remain on paper. Many healthcare providers still maintain processes that require the manual handling of paper doucments with clinicians spending valuable time chasing lost or missing documentation. And many of these documents are also misplaced as patients are required to fax or transport their own x-rays and other medical documents from one department to another or from a physician's remote office to a hospital location. Additionally, many hospitals conduct quality assurance reviews at the end of the workflow process and may identify lost or missing information after it is too late to impact the patient care diagnosis.
The transition from a system of paper records to a system of electronic health records (EHR) takes detailed planning, and it must be supported by the right technology to minimize potential disruptions to the patient care delivery workflow. To integrate existing paper records, healthcare organizations need to prepare and scan existing patient files, maintain the accuracy and completeness of each file, and index each file for prompt retrieval. Next, they need to deliver all of the captured documents in a compatiable file format and provide secure document management, retrieval, and storage.