For anyone in the medical records business, whether it be as an institution, a third party provider, or as an individual keeping one’s own records, there are certain things that apply to medical record storage optimization. From the individual level up to the large institution, these concerns are basically the same and merely a matter of scale.
For a medical record to be useful, it must meet the following criteria:
Until recently, the problems of medical record storage and management has been largely the concern of hospitals, clinics, and contractors who might work with them to handle the issue. As electronics have evolved and the security of the systems has improved, medical records have been slowly migrating to a new way of doing things. Like everything in the business of medicine, however, the move has been slow and painful.
One of the biggest issues of medical records management has been the rising costs of paper storage and of the paper and printing itself. Environmental concerns have only sharpened the issue. As with many things in this industry, the insurance business has driven many of the changes happening in medical records.
Medefile is honored to be nominated for two different categories in the Sun Sentinel Best of Blogs Awards, also known as the BOB Awards. You can vote for us as the Best Business & Technology Blog in South Florida and you can also vote for us for having the Best Facebook Page in South Florida as well.
Although you might encounter some difficulties while trying to sign up to vote, make sure you opt out of receiving future communications from them when you figure out how to get to that section. You have the ability to sign in with your Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and even Twitter accounts the first time. This will help it remember you when you come back to vote again in the future.
We were so appreciative when we first discovered that our readers voted for us in the best Business & Technology section, and when we found out that people also found our custom Facebook Fan Page to be among one of the best in South Florida, we were exuberant that people notice the time and hard work that went into designing a custom page like this.
Once again, the sign up process is a bit long, but we hope you will take the time to register and vote for Medefile in the two categories we are listed in. We hope to have a chance to meet the people who voted for Medefile, when we go up to accept the award……should we win it!
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Here is our latest video to show the hurdles patients must go through in order to get their medical records from Doctor to Doctor. Electronic Medical Records would just make things so much easier.