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    2014 Point of Care Medical Records Scanning Survey Results

    In June, EDCO® Health Information Solutions created a survey to get a better understanding of the trends in healthcare facilities’ current medical record environments, and their plans to scan medical records at the point of care (POC). The ultimate purpose of this year’s survey is to compare the results to last year’s POC medical records…

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    Stop the Medical Record Indexing Insanity

    As reimbursement shifts to a value-based scale, HIM departments are becoming even more critical to the delivery of patient care as more focus is put on managing the use, and exchange, of patient data within the electronic health record. Unfortunately, many HIM departments are being asked to be more productive with fewer resources available. So,…

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    True or False: Decentralized Records Scanning Reduces Chart Quality

    True or False? The accuracy of medical record indexing suffers whenever documents are not scanned centrally in the HIM Department. When discussing the topic of scanning medical records at the point of care, many HIM Directors are concerned with having non-HIM staff members handling the digitization of paper medical records. After all, HIM departments have been…

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    Achieving HIMSS Stage 7 – A Team Effort

    When it comes to hospitals achieving stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ EMR Adoption Model, a pattern appears to be developing. In laying out the groundwork to advance through the stages of EHR adoption, many hospital leaders are brought in and out of the process as needed. The problem with this process is it can create…

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    Managing by the Numbers With HIM Dashboards

    You know what they say; you can’t manage what you don’t measure.  As healthcare facilities become less reliant on paper, more records are processed electronically.  For some HIM leaders, the lack of paper can feel like a lack of control.  Instead of seeing the workload of a team member by the stack of paper in…

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    Solving Clinic Record Scanning Challenges with Solarity

    For HIM leaders in an acute setting, often achieving consistent quality and turnaround time in the clinic record scanning process is a battle.  Even when the clinic has implemented an EMR, paper documentation still exists and can prove to be an entirely new animal.   Common Clinic Record Scanning Challenges Training users at various locations…

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    The Impact on HIM When Merging Ambulatory and Acute EMR Systems

    Whether your hospital is on the buying or selling end of a recent acquisition transaction, big change is on its way.  With the recent buying binge by healthcare systems of hospitals and physician practices, the tidal wave of transformation is here for the foreseeable future. The best case scenario for your EMR is that the…

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    Stage 7 – Common Challenges in the HIMSS EMR Adoption Journey

    Many HIM leaders today are being approached by their IT teams to support their facility’s effort to reach Stage 7 of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model.  For some HIM professionals, this may be a completely foreign topic, as IT teams often drive reaching stages 0 – 6.  It is often not until attempting to reach…

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    A Straightforward Formula for Medical Record Indexing Success

    Have you ever put something away for “safe keeping” only to forget exactly where you placed it? What if someone else put something important away, but you aren’t sure where to find it? This very conundrum is happening today when healthcare facilities use a distributed scanning and indexing model. Often, when scanning and indexing on…

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    How to Solve Your Concurrent Scanning Problems with Solarity

    To provide clinical staff with real-time access to all  patient data, many healthcare facilities throughout the US are considering or  have already transitioned to a concurrent medical record scanning model.  There  is little doubt that this model provides tangible benefits in terms of availability  of information for patient care, but often it can come with added…

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