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EXISTING PAPER BASED SYSTEMS

In a typical HIM department, paper processing still dominates the way information is managed. The paperless society envisioned by many healthcare professionals is in its early stages and will take several years to reach its promised potential. Chart assembly, analysis, coding, billing, filing, etc. are for the most part performed with hardcopy documents. The time and expense associated with creating, storing and distributing these documents represents a significant part of an HIM department's resources.

Proper storage of hardcopy records can significantly alter the results of retrieval and delivery of information. As the number of documents stored in the paper filing systems increase, there is a greater burden for managing that system. Advanced medical procedures have generated new reports and documentation, which have significantly increased the number of documents contained in a typical medical record. Long-term record retention requirements for these records has also added space constraints, which has created the necessity for alternative storage systems. Traditional concepts, such as storage and microfilm for management of records, are not meeting the demands of the information age, because they can be cumbersome, unreliable and expensive to maintain.

There is also an ever-increasing demand on HIM departments to retrieve and deliver medical records in an expedient manner. Requests for medical records are not only received from other departments but also from outside requestors, such as insurance companies, attorneys, auditors and review agencies. As the demand for information soars and existing space diminishes due to additional documentation, a tremendous burden continues to be placed on existing paper filing systems. However, new technology has now given us alternatives to paper-based systems. This new technology can provide a bridge to the electronic health record.