It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! No, it’s distributed capture!
The new superhero in healthcare that’s sweeping the industry is this little thing called distributed capture. With the constant string of new regulations, standards and compliance requirements, this solution is becoming the next big thing.
More and more organizations in the healthcare field are recognizing the importance of moving to a digital landscape. Even HIMSS added new tiers to their certifications like HIMSS Stage 7 that require hospitals to completely adapt to an advanced EMR system. Automating these processes and working with 3rd party vendors to move your patient records online helps keep your data safer, expedite scanning turnaround times and verify that the information is not only correct but also stored correctly.
When moving your healtchare records online, you may wonder why. Take a look at these three problems that come by time and time again and can be solved with simple digital solutions:
Problem: Your patient is traveling and gets sick while away. Time is of the essence when working and fighting to save their life. Nurses are calling their home hospital and every team is searching for their files and records to make sure they understand what the patient needs to survive.
Solution: Instead of wasting valuable time, if everything was scanned and loaded digitally, the information would be available in an instant.
Problem: Your hospital staff is bogged down with scanning. After a major storm or a string of visits to your hospital during 4th of July weekend, the stacks are piled high and you can see the affect it’s having on your employees. There is no reason for them to drown in papers and scanning. This only hurts them and allows for more error when they are trying to balance these tasks with the rest of their duties.
Solution: By sending off the documents to be picked up and scanned by a third party or even letting them drop it into a scanner to be indexed and coded by your vendor, you save time and money while also relieving your staff to focus on more important jobs.
Problem: Your hospital is growing. Great news! By adding in another hospital’s departments you are able to serve more people and offer even better treatment for your patients. But the process of merging both your files and EMR systems and then moving to one singular process with double the paperwork can become a huge nightmare.
Solution: By pushing those responsibilities away from your staff and working with a vendor who understands your goals and needs and can actually work on these processes while you work through the rest of the changes that come with growth, the stress is cut in half. Scalable solutions in healthcare are key.
There are so many benefits to going digital and if you are still falling behind on this process, it’s time to start moving forward. With vast improvements in technology, you are able to make sure your patients data is secure and everything is moved into a digital space easily. While 10 years ago, creating a digital environment for your hospital or practice seemed daunting, today it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. With advanced coding techniques and an entire team dedicated to healthcare document scanning and processing, the solution has never been simpler.
Getting your patients records into the digital space is essential and distributed capture is the solution that makes this possible.
To learn more about the distributed capture processes, watch this video during your next coffee break!