The importance of accurate and secure data management is undeniable. Working in the health industry means that your clients count on you for privacy. At the same time, you do need to collect a huge amount of personal information. Managing that information allows you to provide the best care as well as ensures that the work is properly billed. Clinical abstraction makes this job easier.
Benefits of Clinical Abstraction
Properly abstracted data makes the information you collect available to the people who need to see it. By putting it in an electronic format, the information is available to different individuals, from care providers to insurance billing department. The electronic format makes it easy to share only the relevant information, which is vital for your patient’s privacy.
When setting up an abstraction system, you can decide what information you want to be included. Common areas of inclusion are appointments, allergies and medications, date of immunizations, and patient history. Once these are abstracted, maintaining your electronic health records is much less time consuming as well as less prone to errors.
There is no one right decision on what to include and how much to include in the abstraction process. Working with a company that has experience conducting clinical abstraction ensures that you have experienced healthcare workers managing the data every step of the way. Whether you are interested in a simple abstraction to get your medical records updated to electronic health records, or are looking for something more complex, such as data mining or indexing, an experienced medical abstraction company can help.
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