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What is a HIPAA Compliant Data Center?

Whether you host electronic medical records within your company, use an outside data hosting or storage company, or partner with a company to provide scanning services for protected health information, it is important to be aware of the requirements for … Continue reading

Outsourcing Electronic Health Records Scanning

If your health organization is one of the numerous covered entities that must comply with the HITECH Act as well as HIPAA regulations, it makes good sense to consider outsourcing the scanning of paper patient records to convert them into … Continue reading

Medical Document Scanning and HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, more commonly known as HIPAA, is a group of regulations intended to assure that patients’ private health information is properly protected, while allowing for the secure transfer of that information among … Continue reading

The Difference Between Electronic Health Records & Electronic Medical Records

The terms Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are frequently used as if they both mean the same thing. But while they are similar in nature, they are actually quite different with respect to usage. Electronic Medical … Continue reading

Electronic Health Records and the HITECH Act

The US Supreme Court has ruled and has left the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known simply as the Affordable Care Act, largely intact. That means that health care facilities will be required to comply with several provisions … Continue reading

Selecting Electronic Medical Records Companies

Selecting a qualified professional electronic medical records management company is more complex than simply picking the first company found online. Questions need to be asked to assure that specific requirements are met. Here are some questions to ask and tips … Continue reading

Understanding Meaningful Use

The term “Meaningful Use” is a name applied to the portion of the HITECH Act that describes the methodology that must be used in order to achieve the levels of efficiency and cost savings that should be realized through the … Continue reading

Converting to Electronic Health Records

The term Electronic Health Records (EHR) is frequently used interchangeably with Electronic Medical Records (EMR). While both names apply to the same concept, which is the conversion of all of a patient’s health records and history into a unified digital … Continue reading

What are Electronic Medical Records?

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR), which is also called an Electronic Health Record (EHR), is a computerized history of a patient’s doctor visits and health history. Electronic Medical Records can consist of data entered directly into a physician’s computer system, … Continue reading