Improve Your Patient Records System with an EHR
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) serves as a comprehensive electronic repository of a patient’s medical history, encompassing vital information such as medications, vitals, immunizations, and diagnoses.
The primary objective in transitioning from traditional paper-based record-keeping to an EHR system is to meet the meaningful use criteria established by the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act). By embracing EHR, healthcare facilities facilitate the seamless exchange of information across departments, enabling swift and precise decision-making processes.
The Benefits of EHR Systems
EHR’s give hospitals and clinics a way to pass along patient information quickly and securely, which eliminates some of the risks involved with the quick decisions that have to be made on a daily basis.
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What is ePHI?
ePHI is PHI that you save, transfer, or receive in electronic form. Some examples include:
1. Any medical information shared by email (lab and test results, appointment reminders, etc)
2. Appointments and procedures stored on an e-calendar
4. Digital photographs, X-Rays, and MRIs
5. Health information stroage on a hard drive, computer, flash drive, cloud storage platform, etc
How do I implement an EHR to comply with HITECH's meaningful use standard?
How secure are your EHR services?
All of our EHR service providers comply with state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and HITECH.
What is the process for converting to an EHR system?
How much will it cost to scan my medical records to an EHR system?
On average, it costs 7-12 cents per page, but the price will depend on how many records you have, the type, complexity, and any other special requests. Your service provider will give you an accurate price quote when you give them the details of your project.
How long does the transition to an EHR system take?
The timeline of your project will depend on the number of records you have to scan, any prep work they require, the type, the complexity, your service provider’s schedule, and any other factors. Your service provider will be able to give you an accurate timeline after you give them the details of your project.
Do I need to keep my paper records after they're scanned into the EHR?
This will depend on the retention period of your records. If you no longer need them, your service provider can securely shred them for you at their facility or they can return them to you to safely store. We recommend keeping a paper copy in off-site storage to have a secure backup in the chance of a disaster, data breach, power outage, etc.
Full HIPAA and HITECH Compliance
Record Nations’ partners provide fully compliant HIPAA and HITECH EHR systems, ensuring you stay in line with regulations.
Accessible Patient Files
An EHR helps doctors, nurses, and their support staff find a patient’s files in a quick search or in just a few clicks, saving them valuable time and making treatment and diagnosis easier.