FEATURED ARTICLES: RECORDS MANAGEMENT
Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s
With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.
A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation
Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.
$4.3 Billion Invested In Digital HIT In 2015
While the number of venture capital-funded deals dropped, the average amount rose. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
How Private Capital Is Accelerating Interoperability
According to venture capital firm Rock Health, “Funding of digital health companies in 2015 is closely mirroring 2014’s record-breaking year, with funding surpassing $2B through the first half.” At this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta, executives from a group of fast-growth, venture-backed health IT companies spoke about the relationship between private capital and innovations in healthcare interoperability. One central theme emerging from the panel discussion: to secure investment capital, companies must demonstrate how their technologies solve key business challenges, in addition to technical ones. By Kirk Elder, Chief Technology Officer, Wellcentive
CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS
Beyond File Servers And Traditional NAS
Traditional approaches to handling file growth have proven costly, hard to manage and difficult to scale. File servers offer the easies way to add file capacity but they have rigid scalability limitations, they create silos of hard-to-access data and they require time-consuming, manual upgrades.
Making Sure That Medical Data Is Always Available
Nonprofit healthcare organization deploys backup solutions for faster IT recovery time and stronger protection of medical data to better serve its patients.
Enhance The Quality Of Care, While Reducing Costs
Read this analyst white paper, Sophisticated Solutions to Optimize Healthcare Delivery, and see how enterprise content management solutions can enable your organization to optimize patient care, reduce the cost of healthcare, and improve clinician satisfaction and overall organizational productivity.
A 15-Minute Guide To Best Practices In Multichannel Correspondence Management
As a business professional, you know time is a precious commodity. You constantly need to distill new concepts, evaluate options, and implement complex strategies to reach current and potential customers. When you need information, you want it in a form that can be assimilated quickly—forget the mind-numbing detail and get to the point.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.
ABOUT RECORDS MANAGEMENT
Records management (RM) in healthcare is the physical or digital management of medical records in clinics, hospitals, and practices of every size. Medical records must follow a strict set of requirements to remain in compliance with the latest regulations and with the latest Records Retention Requirements.
Medical records management involves filing and storing patient charts, ensuring proper destruction of records, ensuring adherence to regulations, following retention schedules, and scanning medical records. It can also include management of accounting records, contracts, and other administrative records that are related to the healthcare organization.
Storage is a major challenge to successful medical records management. Paper records can take up significant space and are easily visible, whereas electronic records do not take up as much space. Electronic records, however, require significant training, rules, and procedures along with a system/solution and computer terminals to perform the management tasks.