Should Your Medical Office Go Paperless?

electronic medical records scanning New Jersey resource data managementWith today’s advances in technology, you might be wondering if you should outsource your electronic medical records scanning. Many New Jersey medical offices are going paperless, so you might be looking into doing this too. There are many different advantages to going paperless, so here are a few things to think about when you’re starting to research this process.

First, start by speaking to your office staff. Listen to any concerns they have about electronic medical records scanning and storage. Is anyone concerned that they might not be able to learn the new technology? Does anyone have security concerns that should be addressed? Make sure everyone is on board with this new method of EMR scanning and storage, and listen to the concerns of anyone who is not. Ultimately, if you are the office decision-maker, then it is up to you. But letting your employees have a say can do a lot to ensure everyone is on board and goes along with the new process.

If you make the decision to go paperless, have another team meeting. Make sure everyone on your staff knows that you will be looking into outsourcing your electronic medical records scanning, and reassure everyone that they will get the proper training to access the records.

Keep in mind that when you go paperless, your office’s transition might be a bit rocky at first, but once everyone knows how to use the system, it should make life a lot easier. For example, have you ever had to delay a patient’s appointment because his or her chart couldn’t be found? Going paperless means this issue is a thing of the past because you won’t have to worry about where to find the chart. You can access all of your patients’ information through a special type of imaging software. If you are unsure of what type of software to purchase, let us know when you contact us to learn more about our electronic medical records scanning and storage services. We can help you pick out the best one to suit your office’s needs.

Finally, you will never have to worry that a note about a patient will be misplaced in the shuffle of paperwork and other patient records. Every note about a patient can be entered into the electronic system, ensuring nothing is inadvertently lost.

Would you like more information on electronic medical records scanning in New Jersey? Call Resource Data Management at 215-953-5175, or you can contact us for a Free Records Management Analysis.