Archive for May, 2009

Transition to EHR

May 15th, 2009

 One of the challenges in transition to EHR is about handling existing data. It is relatively easy to manage new patient using EMR/EHR systems. However the main questions remains on how to efficiently and cost effectively migrate the existing paper charts into the new system. 

The most realistic approach, specially for smaller offices, is to scan existing charts and import into the new system, rather than error-prone process of re-entering of data. This can be done in house and on-demand or in bulk mode through scanning service companies. Some of these companies even offer optional storage service for paper charts
to free-up shelves space within the Practice.
I recently came across one of those companies, called OptiScan.
Let me know if you are familiar with any other service provide in that area.

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