Elmsford, NY – August 28, 2012 – Digiscribe International, provider of medical record scanning services, document management solutions and workflow automation software throughout the New York Metro area today announces that they have saved a New York cardiologist group approximately $180,000 annually by scanning over one million medical files. These digitized patient records are now available electronically so that each physician can access patient history quickly and easily without having to search through paper medical files.
This cardiologist practice consists of multiple doctors in New York City. Like many other medical offices, they were awash with paper in the form of patient charts and medical records. This information was stored in a large onsite storage room. When they suddenly lost access to this space, they were faced with two choices—and they had to choose fast: move these records to expensive, inconvenient off-site storage or scan their documents. After speaking with Digiscribe, the choice was clear.
Digiscribe immediately arranged for the hundreds of boxes to be sent to their document scanning facility, prepped and scanned over 1 million pages of medical files . Each page was converted to a PDF, three fields were indexed and all document images were reviewed to ensure the highest image quality and legibility—critical for patient care.
“This project benefited our client out in three ways,” recalled Mitch Taube, Digiscribe President. “First, we helped a client out of a jam by scanning a huge volume of documents in short order. Second, by eliminating the need for on-site storage, we saved the client over $180,000 in annual real estate costs. Third, now that these patient records are available electronically each physician has complete patient information available at their fingertips.” Taube goes on to add, “Whether it’s expensive onsite or offsite storage, along with the inconvenience of searching through boxes for critical patient information, or maintaining a well-organized chart room, healthcare facilities of all types and sizes can benefit in the same way from our medical records scanning services as this cardiologist group.”
Digiscribe delivers paperless office solutions that eliminate manual and inefficient business processes in accounts payable, human resources, and other critical business areas. Our clients engage us to lower costs, improve efficiency, and mitigate compliance risk throughout their organizations. We offer cost-effective services and software including outsourced digital mailrooms, mailroom scanning, workflow automation, cloud document management software, and document scanning. Digiscribe’s New York office is one of the first SOC 2 Type 2 document conversion centers in the tri-state area, and our New England office is a Massachusetts Privacy Law compliant facility. Both offer award winning technical support and customer service, more than 30 years of experience, and a HIPAA compliance trained staff.