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 Data tranfer for paperless transition
What's the best way to evaluate what data should be transferred over from paper charts when making the transition from paper to electronic records?
ASKED: July 26, 2010  3:43 PM
UPDATED: July 27, 2010  3:55 pm

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One must weigh the value of the data against the cost of entering it. The California HealthCare Foundation has published <a href="http://www.chcf.org/publications/2010/03/chart-abstraction-ehr-deployment-techniques">some good advice </a>regarding questions to ask and things to consider in developing the strategy for entering data from the paper records. The Rhode Island Quality Institute <a href="http://docehrtalk.org/messageboard/2010/05/08/migration-strategies-getting-your-information-your-new-emr">message board </a>has some good comments by practicing physicians as well. Scanning and indexing records is an expensive, laborious process. Except for the index, the scanned data is unstructured and meaningful only to the human being reading it. Only high value documents should be scanned.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  July 27, 2010  3:55 pm  by  Cio67   385 pts.
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