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Managing Paper Patient Records in a Clinical Practice

White Paper Published By: Nuance
Published:  Aug 11, 2011
Type:  White Paper
Length:  8 pages

In the document-intensive, heavily regulated healthcare industry, paper documents present significant challenges for providers and payers alike. One of the key issues: meeting rigorous HIPAA requirements for confidentiality and maintaining a record of health-information disclosures. You need to ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive information - while ensuring anywhere/anytime secure access for those authorized users. Encryption of patient health information sent over the Internet is now also a requirement. What's more, providers and payers must have physical safeguards to protect health information from fires, floods, and natural/civil disasters. Institutions must also ensure their documents cleanly and smartly integrate with electronic medical records (EMR) initiatives, physician credentialing, and enterprise content management (ECM).

Collectively, it's a tall order. But Nuance is here to help providers and payers efficiently capture, use, share, and manage the growing mountain of documents connected with their business processes.

Read on to find out what Nuance's suite of document conversion, management, routing, and storage solutions can do to help you efficiently manage the paper patient records in your clinical practice.

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healthcare, ocr, document imaging, ocr software, imaging software, document conversion, optical character recognition