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Understand the myth of the paperless record

HIM Briefings, January 1, 2009

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Is a paperless medical record department truly possible?

Architects who design new healthcare facilities frequently answer no when asked whether their blueprints typically include space for filing or storing paper records—or even an HIM department. Information technologists and clinicians acknowledge that EHR implementation will lead to direct data entry, online charting/results, and a seemingly paperless department.

However, when reality hits—and it eventually will—it becomes apparent that paper documents will continue to exist in even the most automated environments.

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1 comments on “Understand the myth of the paperless record

Niall (3/14/2012 at 7:08 AM)
Thank you Grassi for your post At my company Medical Account Solutions we are ropapaching the new ICD-10 regulations as serious matter What do you think is the major reason at only 10% of healthcare is prepared? Do you think they will exend the deadline?

 

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