Technology has medicine moving faster than ever before.
It has always been important for medical providers to have access to patient information. Traditionally, this has been accomplished by keeping the physical paper files that each organization had to rely on, inside color-coded file folders inside file cabinets. Now that technology can present medical practices with options in which to make the dissemination of patient information simpler, they are turning to the electronic health record.
An electronic health record (EHR), or electronic medical record (EMR), is a digital interface that provides health maintenance professionals an overview of their patients’ health in real time. Doing so provides them with a single point of reference which they can access, which can drastically improve the speed of service delivered to patients. However, there are pressing issues that come with storing files in a digital environment, such as regulatory compliance, file security, and backup concerns. With the assistance of Sagacent, these concerns can be a thing of the past, allowing for enhanced efficiency for your medical practice.
Compliance and Regulation Consulting
Ensure compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, PCI, and more.
Failure to comply with the various healthcare regulations for medical records can result in overwhelming penalties and fines. For example, as of 2014, violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can result in fines of $100 to $50,000, per record. Unexpected costs like these can break your budget and complicate your practice’s progress.
If you have Sagacent on your side, we can consult your practice on how to approach regulatory compliance protocol like HIPAA, HITECH, and PCI. We’ll work with you to ensure that your electronic medical records solution is continuously updated to ensure the latest regulations and compliance laws.
Secure Storage and File Encryption
Protect your patients’ critical information and records.
Why waste immense amounts of physical space storing your patients’ files, when they can easily be stored in an electronic environment that’s easily accessible at will? While storing data in a digital environment is convenient, it also puts your data at risk. The last thing that you want is for your electronic records to be stolen and exploited by hackers.
Our EMR/EHR solutions are designed with maximum security in mind, providing powerful AES 256 encryption to all copies of your critical medical records. Your files will be relatively resilient to attacks by hackers to steal your data, minimizing the risk of data theft and hefty compliance fines. Your practice can rest assured that your data is kept safe and secure from any would-be hackers, so you can focus on what matters; treating your patients with the quality of care they deserve.
Backup and Recovery for Your Records
Even under the worst conditions, ensure your files are readily available.
While data backup and disaster recovery are important components of all business practices, it’s significantly more harmful to lose your patient records. If this happens, it can be challenging and time-consuming to replace this data. In some cases, it will be impossible, and losing medical records could leave your practice subject to outside action. In fact, organizations that fail to recover their critical data are likely to go out of business within a year following the incident.
Sagacent’s electronic medical record solution can back up your mission-critical medical records and store them in a secure, encrypted database. In the event that hardware failure or other disaster strikes and your systems are rendered inoperable, you’ll be able to rapidly recover your data so as not to suffer the embarrassment or difficulty associated with losing data.
Take Advantage of EMR/EHR Today
Seize the power of electronic medical records.
If your practice is still suffering underneath the crushing weight and clutter of paper filing systems, you could benefit from making the jump to electronic medical records. To find out how EMR/EHR can help your office, contact Sagacent at (408) 248-9800.