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Category Archives: Medical record scanning

Importance of Patient Involvement in Healthcare Data Security

Is your patient medical data secure? This is a question doctors and other stakeholders must address as health records increasingly move online and patients embrace digital medical records, health-management apps and other electronic data tools. While digital medical records boast many advantages … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

EMR Dramatically Improves Sepsis Rate at NY Hospital

Increasingly, electronic medical records (EMR) are gaining a foothold in North America and enhancing patient care — sometimes dramatically. For example, New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital reduced, by almost half, the number of patient deaths related to sepsis, through … Continue reading

Should Physicians Outsource Scanning?

Management guru Tom Peters, best known for his book “In Search of Excellence,” (co-authored with Robert H. Waterman Jr.) once wrote “Do what you do best and outsource the rest!” We like Peters’ philosophy! Of course, outsourcing any product or … Continue reading

B.C. Medical Results Theft Highlights Importance of Secured Paperless Records

What a nightmare. As recently reported in The Province, personal information of approximately 16,000 patients of a medical-services lab in Kamloops, B.C., just…disappeared. In January, LifeLabs sent the computer to its main office in Burnaby for servicing. But when the … Continue reading

The “Tipping Point” in Paperless Medical Records

Like much of the world, the medical community is going electronic, harnessing the computer’s digital power to create a lightning-quick, convenient workflow. Want proof? Look south of the border, where, traditionally, trends begin and, eventually, migrate north, to Canada. Recently, … Continue reading

Is Your Medical Practice “Green”?

              Like most doctors, you’re looking for ways to run your practice more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly way. With that in mind, here’s a savvy way to kill two birds with … Continue reading

Medical Record Retention Rules Change for BC Doctors

        It’s no secret that, beginning June 1,2013, physicians in British Columbia will have to start keeping all patient medical records for a period of 16 years from the date of last visit orfrom the age of … Continue reading