By Timo Selvaraj
Managing data on patient visits and healthcare information is a challenge not just for healthcare providers but also patients who require access to this information so they can make informed decisions with patterns of medical history. Much of this data still sits within the shelves of doctor’s offices without any way for the patient to search and view them at their convenience. Doctor’s offices spend a disproportionate amount of time and effort in managing these requests and medical record requests are still fulfilled in a paper based format.
With a few simple steps these records can be sources of critical information in an HIPAA compliant manner.
#1 Paper records need to be converted for digital delivery
While patient appointments and visitation data may be available in the scheduling database, the paper record has to be converted to pdf and stored for indexing with easy access to the patient for simple search.
#2 Disparate sources of data need to be normalized for integrated search
Connecting the dots to provide a timeline of visits along with the attached medical data can be a simple way to provide the basic access to their vital records.
#3 The doctor’s office can provide a web portal for 24×7 data access
Access to the information is critical for the patient so they are always in touch with their medical history for decision making.
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