Medical Records Scanning and Patient Chart Scanning
Medical records scanning services help hospitals, clinics and medical practices add paper-based patient charts to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. As an increasing number of healthcare organizations implement EMR and EHR systems, the importance of medical records scanning is growing exponentially. Many practices and clinics are finding that scanning all of the legacy patient chart information is often an unexpectedly larger challenge than originally expected. RDM has a team of professionals who use their experience and expertise to make the entire process easy and efficient.
What is RDM’s Process for Medical Record Conversion?
Our proven eight-step approach allows healthcare organizations to outsource patient chart scanning while continuing to operate efficiently and effectively. Our many years of experience means we can take action to prevent and avoid many of the pitfalls that can occur during the scanning process.
- Preparing the documents for transport to RDM’s production scanning facilityOur team will work with your staff to coordinate the packing, preparation and moving of your medical records to our production document scanning facility. We ensure that you continue to have access to your patient information throughout the process by bar coding every chart and box as it is sent out for scanning.
- Receipt of documentsOnce patient charts are received at our facility, our team will carefully inventory your information, then provide a detailed tracking manifest of all of the information that we’ve received, enabling us to rapidly and simply access a patient chart if it’s needed during the medical record scanning process.
- Document preparationPreparing medical records for scanning is often the most time-consuming, tedious part of the process. Our experts will remove all staples and fasteners, repair any ripped or torn pages and carefully sort out the different sections of a patient chart, ensuring that you can access the information you need, whenever you need it.
- ScanningOur production document scanning service center is equipped with cutting-edge equipment from Kodak and Canon, featuring WebDocs and VRS Technology, allowing us to capture all types of detailed information, from progress notes to diagnostic imaging results.
- Quality ControlWhen scanning medical records, specifically patient charts, quality control is essential. To ensure readability and quality, we review every image by carefully analyzing it to make certain that nothing is missed during the scanning process.
- IndexingWe’ll work with your EMR or EHR vendor to make sure we capture and tag your charts with all of the important information so you can access the scanned images through your software. We can index your files based on date of birth, patient ID number, first and last name, and any other information that you need to help you access your files.
- Importing your data into your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Electronic Health Record (EHR) SystemRDM will handle the integration points and guarantees that your imaged data will be delivered to your EMR or EHR system efficiently. We remove the headaches often associated with importing information by partnering with many leading vendors to update their systems at the database level.
- Inventory of your documents and dispositionOftentimes, a practice, hospital or clinic will want to preserve the physical paper for peace of mind. RDM offers secure, climate-controlled medical record storage to store your information for as long as it’s needed. In addition, we offer certified document destruction to ensure that your information is properly disposed of when the time comes.
Medical Records Storage
For some practices, the need to access historical records is minimal. In those instances, we offer a hybrid solution, where we’ll store all of your medical records in hard copy at our facility, scanning only the charts that you request. This option can help to save some of the costs associated with implementation, while still providing a truly digital working environment.