Every industry can benefit from document management, but healthcare facilities are unique. They cannot compromise their compliance with HIPAA, and they must treat patient confidentiality with the utmost respect. Document management does not interfere with the ability to these things. In fact, it maximizes their ability.
1. Cost Savings
The most sought-after benefit is cost savings. Document management is a digital system and reduces dependency on paper. When medical facilities spend less on paper and ink, they can use that budget elsewhere. The healthcare industry also benefits from increased storage. Any documents that aren’t required to have a paper copy can be scanned and stored online. This extra space can be used for more patient-centered care.
2. Greater Document Security
Paper tends to either getting lost or left lying around. Both of these are considerable risks to the confidentiality expected of patient records. Document management curtails this risk by arching everything digitally. With cloud software you don’t have to worry about where a document is, it’s always the same place.
3. Improve Processing
When using a paper-based system, a records request can take hours if not more than a day. A digital system would bring the record up in seconds. Timing can make all the difference in healthcare facilities. Additionally, multiple departments can access the same file without having to wait for a paper one to return. A document management system is collaborative and allows multiple users access.
4. Happier Patients
Healthcare facilities that are organized and less stressed about the ability to do their jobs will, in turn, have happier patients. Patients will appreciate shorter waiting times and increased attention from their providers.
Document management increases the ability of the healthcare industry to adhere to HIPAA regulations while treating patients with specialized care. To learn more about implementing document management in your facility, call us today!