The Digital Way

by Larry Emmott on August 16, 2007

in Management,Paperless

Process ?

The paper way

The digital way

Enter it

We use paper and pen to write on a chart, fill out a prescription, make notes or draw on the dental chart.

We use a mouse and a keyboard to enter the same information.

Capture it

We use film exposed to light in a camera or x-rays which is then processed to create a photograph or a radiograph..

We use a sensor which is exposed to either light in a camera or to x-rays which then create an image on the computer monitor.

Scan it

We take a piece of paper which has important information and we make a copy and put the paper copy in the chart folder.

We take a piece of paper which has important information and we make a digital electronic copy which becomes part of the digital record.

Import it

We add information we have received from someone else, such as an insurance EOB to the chart folder.

We never see a paper EOB we just import this information in a digital format directly to the patient’s digital record.

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