Typical Motivation for Starting Medical Records Imaging
Do you spend too much time retrieving charts? Do some of your patient records get lost? Files stored in a central location and that are reviewed periodically have a great chance of being mis-filed or never refilled. The result is that it takes a great amount of time to find such patient files.
Do you need more immediate access to medical files? Is the amount of time it takes to retrieve a chart from the file room simply too long? Do you need instant access to the files? Is immediate patient service becoming extremely important?
Are you running out of space for the hard copy charts? Are you looking at the costs of special filing systems, such as rolling files? Are you looking at the costs of acquiring more office space for chart storage?
Do you feel a need to reduce your overall costs associated with storing, retrieving, refilling and the safety and security of your documents?
Are your files safe in their current storage location? Do your current storage methods comply with the various privacy laws such as HIPAA or GLB or Facta?
If you had a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or fire, are your current documents protected?
Lastly, it is mandated that patient records be scanned and available electronically.