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How to Compliantly Scan Patient Medical Records

So you’ve decided to join the medical revolution and go digital, converting your paper-based patient records to electronic format. Or maybe you’re seriously considering it.

Good call! Digital medical records offer benefits galore, such as greatly simplifying your admin process, since electronic files are so much easier to manage than paper. Plus, by ditching paper, you’ll free up all kinds of office space.

But be aware that scanning isn’t something that’s done casually or haphazardly. When converting paper files to digital medical records, you must follow proper processes.

Infographic explaining 10 step process of scanning medical files.

RSRS offers FREE 10 Step Guide: How to Scan Patient Medical Records

For instance, the Canadian Medical Protective Association — the authority on this issue — requires that the scanning process be carefully documented, to ensure paper records converted into electronic format meet evidentiary requirements.

As the CMPA’s Electronic Records Handbook clearly states, “Written procedures should be established and consistently followed for the conversion process (including a record of the type of conversion process used)…”

Don’t panic.  RSRS has you covered, with their FREE guide to compliant scanning of paper medical records.

Just introduced by RSRS, and written by their team of experts, this extremely useful tool walks you through the entire scanning process in 10 easy-to-follow steps.

The guide is exclusive to RSRS.  And it’s absolutely FREE!

To get your scanning guide and take the first step to converting your paper files to ultra-efficient digital medical records, visit

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