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Why PDF is best for Medical Record Scanning?

    RSRS has been performing backfile scanning (existing active paper medical records) for years.  Today, it is often performed in conjunction or in parallel with when a physician or clinic is moving to an EMR system.  There is the … Continue reading

Why Should I Be Scanning My Medical Records?

In his course materials for Assessing Scanning and Capture Requirements, instructor Bob Larivee outlines the results of a survey taken with respect to the biggest motivators to undertake a scanning / conversion regimen.  Virtually tied for first place are the … Continue reading

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Funny Medical Excerpts, Part Deux

  Now that the laughter has subsided after our first installment of Doctor Humour, we now offer you “Part Deux” as promised. Enjoy!  We skimmed through borrowed copies of Gray’s Anatomy and the Physicians’ Desk Reference to bring you these classic … Continue reading

Funny Medical Record Excerpts (Part #1)

  Laughter is the best medicine.  Humour is infectious. The sound of laughter is more contagious than any cough or sneeze. Laughter can trigger healthy physical changes in the body and has the capacity to boost your energy, diminish pain, … Continue reading

For The Love of Paper

What is it about paper that makes doctors feel so comfortable?  Here are some of the most common things we here from doctors who tend to justify their attachment to paper…  “Paper copies aren’t more secure.  “ Yes, we can … Continue reading

Should You Outsource Your Scanning?

    Management guru Tom Peters, once wrote “Do what you do best and outsource the rest!” Today, more than ever, companies are focusing on their core functions and outsourcing others to ensure quality and maximize profitability. Consider the function … Continue reading

Pediatric Records – Are There Specific Storage and Scanning Requirements?

  Medical record keeping is one of the most essential aspects of patient care.  When deciding whether to scan your paper records into an EMR,  store them electronically in a separate repository,  or retain them in their original paper format, … Continue reading

Great Expectations – Patients Want More Innovative Access to Their Health Records

Servicing customers is a basic tenet in any business – most businesses want to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction possible.  Customer satisfaction is driven by the ease of access to information.  If information is not available, the customer,  … Continue reading

Steps to Helping Medical Professionals Transition to EMR

Paper records will be with us for a long time. When the call to “go paperless” makes its way into your practice, the issue of what to do with your paper records will come up. When it does, there are … Continue reading

5 Myths Concerning EMR Adoption

There is no doubt that medical practices are transitioning to EMR in record numbers.  They are eager to access funding to do so, where available and are hopeful about capitalizing on the benefits of running a paperless office with efficient … Continue reading

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