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A HIPAA and HITECH. The Benefits of Medical Records Scanning

Written by Anna on . Posted in Blog.

As the healthcare industry continues to shift towards digitalization, medical records scanning has become an essential service for healthcare providers. Scanhouse America is a company that specializes in providing medical records scanning solutions that are designed to meet the needs of healthcare providers while ensuring compliance with HIPAA and HITECH regulations.

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was enacted in 1996 to protect the privacy and security of patient health information. HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) was passed in 2009 as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and it further strengthened HIPAA by imposing stricter penalties for non-compliance.

Under HIPAA and HITECH, healthcare providers are required to ensure that patient health information is protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Medical records scanning is an effective way to achieve this goal, as it allows healthcare providers to convert paper records into electronic records that can be securely stored and accessed.

Scanhouse America's medical records scanning solutions are designed to be fully compliant with HIPAA and HITECH regulations. The company employs a team of experts who are well-versed in these regulations and are trained to handle patient health information with the utmost care and confidentiality.

In addition to compliance with HIPAA and HITECH regulations, Scanhouse America's medical records scanning solutions offer a range of benefits for healthcare providers. These include:

  1. Improved efficiency: Electronic records are easier to manage and can be accessed more quickly than paper records, leading to improved efficiency in healthcare workflows.

  2. Enhanced patient care: Electronic records allow healthcare providers to access patient information more quickly, which can lead to improved patient care and outcomes.

  3. Cost savings: Scanning medical records can help healthcare providers reduce costs associated with the storage and management of paper records, as well as the costs of retrieving and transporting paper records.

Overall, medical records scanning is a crucial service for healthcare providers looking to improve efficiency, enhance patient care, and ensure compliance with HIPAA and HITECH regulations. Scanhouse America's medical records scanning solutions are designed to meet these needs while providing healthcare providers with the peace of mind that comes with knowing patient health information is being handled in a secure and compliant manner.

We are experts at scanning your documents in Seattle. To get a free Quote Request today, fill out the form on our site or give us a call at (425) 818-1221. We’ll be in contact to help you with your project. 

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