Electronic Medical Record Security Benefits

Posted by steelersmb
April 18, 2011
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When healthcare offices have electronic medical record systems in place, they have many different types of information and job tools in one database. An electronic medical record is basically an electronic file of a patient’s history, which used to be kept in paper format. There are different types of information that can be stored as a computerized medical record, including billing, medical history, scheduling, transcription and other pertinent information.

There are many benefits to electronic medical record systems. A computerized medical record is secure, first of all. Users must have a password to access any electronic medical record in the system, so only authorize users can look at a patient’s personal information. There are also backup files for every electronic medical record, so if the computer system crashes or is hit by viruses the files will be secure. Medical practices also have the benefit of customer support when they are using their electronic medical record systems. There are computerized medical record and billing specialists available with user support, as well as code access. Healthcare professionals have access to the latest ICD.9, HIPAA, HCFA 1500 and CPT code books.

Electronic medical record technology also saves time and money by eliminating IT infrastructure and streamlining multiple databases. There are many benefits to electronic medical record systems. Every electronic medical record is secure, customer support is available, and the infrastructure is simplified into one online database, even for multiple offices.

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