PAPER TO EHR
the intake of paper chart documents brought in by patients, printed, and from fax and mail.
Despite the dream of a truly paperless office post-EHR implementation, the reality is that’s just not possible. Most offices today are still receiving lots of medical documents via internal forms, mail, fax and patients.
These paper documents are often seen in outside referrals and diagnostic reports, full patient charts, patient registration, internal clinical workflows, HIPAA acknowledgments, and more.
Beyond that, paper faxes, mail and even full health records continue flowing in, causing tedious, manual processing into EHR and leading to downstream issues such as missing or misfiled patient records, open orders, and more.
LIVING THE PAPERLESS DREAM?
Is My Paper Intake Workflow Optimized?
Observe your HIM business process. Spend some time at a clinic observing the paper workflows each time a patient visits, along with observing how follow-up paper documents flow into EHR. Then ask yourself:
Why Are Paper Documents Such a Pain?
Although there are lots of solutions to eliminate paper, these sources are still adopted as the path of least resistance. Some physicians still love their paper. And your electronic medical record functionality isn’t being updated with the best technology to improve and automate the ridiculously painful process of manually filing these paper documents to your electronic patient records.
Unfortunately, it’s a fact that hand-keying or data entry is typically less than 99% accurate, leading to problems with at least 1% or more of your electronic medical record documents. Those errors lead to patient safety issues and other downstream troubles mentioned earlier.
Our healthcare clients around the country love SmartFiler for three key reasons:
HOW IT WORKS
“With over 100 locations and 600 providers standardization of medical record filing is difficult. SmartFiler™ is nimble and allows for custom rules based on our unique needs. Now our staff can focus their time on the most important part of medicine, taking exceptional care of our patients.”
2000 Provider Health System – Ambulatory Services
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