Medical Records Document Management
Hospitals are customer-oriented as medical employees need to be able to respond promptly to patients. Therefore, employees who manage documents in hospitals need to be cost and time effective. It is a waste of time to have to go through patient records and medical files in numerous filing cabinets and drawers.
Having a document management system (DMS) ensure hospital employees a reliable, secure, fast and accessible electronic access to medical documents. By eradicating the slow and timely process of manual search of medical records and replacing it with a DMS, physicians, doctors, and medical staff can have an increased focus on patients’ health – which is a much more rewarding experience than having to go through a mountain of papers.
Everyone’s lives are important – therefore, the hospital and the law should work hand in hand to make sure that anyone who needs medical attention are properly tended to. Documents are needed to prove that treatment of patients are carried out properly.
Medical records come in handy most when hospitals are involved in court cases. The legal system heavily relies on documentary evidence. Hence, it is vital for any hospital to have a proper storage for their patient’s history, clinical findings, test results, daily notes, etc.
However, the top two disadvantages of record keeping are the following:
- Need for large storage areas
- Difficulty in retrieval of records
With the benefits of a document management system, it can lift some huge weight off medical employees in the hospital.