Peter Ransome – Scanning Program, Allscripts ™
Pete Ransome of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Scanning Center discusses its role in the electronic medical records (EMR) industry with EHRtv™. Early on in the development of electronic medical record software, Allscripts™ identified the need to have document scanning services available to all of the electronic medical record solution customers in a consistent format.
The Allscripts S.C.A.N. Network is made up of 3 Allscripts certified scanning companies: DISC in St. Louis, MO; Active Data Services (ADS) in Raleigh, NC; Document Imaging Technologies (DIT) in Los Angeles, CA. All 3 companies convert paper medical chart or records into electronic medical records on behalf of Allscripts, a leader in the health information technology (HIT) industry. This process enables the physicians to receive maximum return on investment (ROI) from their Allscripts electronic medical record system. Physicians can expect a fourteen day implementation time frame for analysis, converting existing patient paper charts to electronic format. The Allscripts Scanning Center has a thirty million document per month capacity. This allows for quicker conversions for all medical practices, converting from paper patient charts to electronic medical records.
Ransome also discusses common reservations of providers regarding paper chart conversion. The top concern among physicians is accessibility to existing patient charts. After the transmission or shipment of the paper charts is complete, the electronically formatted records are available 24/7, 365 days a year, in a scan on demand format. A second concern for medical practices is speed. Thanks to Allscripts partnership with IBML, LLC, the scanning process is extremely quick and accurate.