Virtual FX's DigiCHART program provides complete imaging services for medical offices. As more and more offices convert to EMR/EHR systems, it becomes more important to streamline the paper-based medical records.Most practices start a “point forward” program wherein they only image from a launch date forward. DigiCHART allows an office to also have all backfile documents imaged and imported into the EMR/EHR system, providing an office with a complete patient history in digital format. DigiCHART can digitize your documents and provide them in a standard format for viewing with an EMR/EHR system or as a searchable database on a standard PC. With DigiCHART, offices show increased productivity without the loss of files and are able to quickly search and view your documents. Virtual FX, Inc. has worked with many Central Florida and South Florida medical centers in their transition to electronic medical records.
5 Advantages to Medical File Scanning
Lowers Labor Costs: Having all medical records scanned saves labor time because there is no need for manual ling, indexing,
or copying. Simplifying the process through an automated system can further reduce labor costs like hiring and training
Reduces Time Distraction: All manual processes take a sizable amount of time away from the day-to-day responsibilities of a medical oce, potentially cutting into customer face time and other important actions that help build and sustain the business. As volume increases, the scanning handles the time-intensive tasks to help avoid any backlogs.
Saves Space: File cabinets used to store records tend to take up a lot of physical space. By eliminating le cabinets this space could be used for other things like more patient rooms. The oce might even be downsized physically to lower costs and create a more environmentally friendly practice.
Decreases Mistakes: The more paper that must be handled, the more likely something will be misplaced or lost. Automating the process keeps medical records organized and accurate through a reduction in human interaction that often leads to mistakes due to fatigue or stress.
Bolsters Security: It is more difficult to secure paper files than electronic ones, so scanning all information can keep critical and confidential information from getting into the wrong hands. Through the use of passwords, firewalls and encryption, medical record scanning systems strengthen security measures that an office must have to remain HIPAA compliant.