How Patient Portals Benefit You As Well As Your Patients

A patient portal is a secure website that gives patients easy, 24-hour access to their personal health information from anywhere with an internet connection. Portals benefit both patients as well as providers. For patients, they allow them to send messages, view test results, and schedule appointments online, in turn...

How Do Patient Portals Work?

A patient portal is a secure online platform that allows patients to access their health records at any time and anywhere, as long as they have an internet connection. Patients can log on from their computer or smartphone using a secure username and password. As a physician, having a...

Types of Microform, Their Differences, and Their Uses

Generally categorized as microfilm along with microfiche and aperture cards, microfilm is a series of microsized images stored on a reel of photographic film. The images are roughly 1/25 of the original page size, and besides having a capacity of 2,000+ images, microfilm can also have a shelf life...

What’s the Difference Between Microfilm and Microfiche?

Microform storage is a method used to save space by shrinking down documents and storing them on photographic film. There are two kinds of microform—microfilm and microfiche. Microfilm is a roll of images, much like a movie reel, while microfiche is a flat sheet of microfilm. Because the documents...

Meaningful Use: What Are the Requirements for Reimbursement?

The Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health Act (HITECH) introduced the concept of “meaningful use” to promote more useful and patient-centric utilization of electronic health records (EHR). When a practitioner meets the requiremenst for meaningful use, they will not be subject to certain penalties. The HITECH Act introduced...

Meaningful Use of an EHR: What It Is & How It Can Save You Money

For its formal definition, meaningful use is a term used in healthcare to outline the minimum requirements for using electronic health information and electronic health records (EHRs). In the simplest terms, meaningful use means taking steps to boost patient care with an EHR by improving the communications between patient...

What Are the Benefits of Medical Records Scanning?

Scanning medical records and taking up a paperless practice offers benefits ranging from saving time to saving money. However, there are plenty more advantages in between, like: Cutting operating costs Saving office space Boosting productivity and saving time Simplifying record storage Easily finding and sharing files Improving security Ensuring...

The Medical Records Scanning Process

Medical records scanning, just like other types of scanning, is a great way to improve records management. In addition to saving space, you also get access to features that make organizing your medical records easier than ever. Whether you need ongoing scanning services or just a one-time project to...