Electronic Records -
No Longer the Future
Converting paper records by scanning, for more and more, is becoming a mandate not a choice.
Doctors led the way being the first group mandated to convert their records. Deadlines are fast approaching for this to be completed before penalties begin. For physicians who either have not adopted certified EHR / EMR systems or cannot demonstrate “meaningful use” by the EMR deadline in 2015, Medicare reimbursements will be reduced. (For more information click here)
Now federal government agencies are on deadline to complete a conversion. Federal agencies have until the end of 2019 to adopt systems that store and manage all electronic records in formats that will keep them safe and searchable for future generations, according to a White House directive released Friday.
Agencies have until the end of 2016 to store all email in electronic formats and until Nov. 15, 2012, to appoint a senior official responsible for beefing up their electronic records management programs. (For more information click here)
Scanning of records accurately and in a searchable format is an intricate task. Richards & Richards has a professional scanning division, with 2 quality check points on every document as well as professionals that can work with you in getting the images into a format that will work with your system.
Please contact us if we can be of service.
R. Stephen Richards
President & CEO