RASCI’s system is a cloud-based PIPEDA & HIPAA compliant network of Providers and Record Requestors. Utilizing a secure platform, providers can securely exchange records electronically with third-party requestors. Health care providers with proper authorization can also share records with each other.
Despite the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE), providers are still mailing and faxing paper records because they have no PIPEDA or HIPAA compliant method to exchange records electronically with these third-party requestors. A recent study found that the current method of exchanging patient health information cost a single clinician practice $17,160 per year.
When a longtime physician is retiring, it can be a difficult time for patients and their families, who may feel like they’re losing a family member. With your trusted doctor leaving the practice, you now face the task of looking for a new doctor and transferring over your medical records. Many patients have sensitive and detailed medical information, and being able to accurately order your medical records is a legitimate concern.
For Retiring Physicians
For most doctors who have spent a lifetime building relationships of caring and trust with their patients, retirement can be a heart-wrenching time. You have many patients with a variety of needs, and you want to be sure they continue to receive excellent care. Planning for your retirement is a time-consuming process that comes with unique complications for doctors who not only need to take care of the closing of their practice, but the transfer and maintenance of their patient medical records and information.
"How long do I have to keep closed files?. Why keep closed files?" These are frequent questions lawyers and professionals ask.
File storage and retention is of concern to practicing lawyers, particularly due to the cost of storing original file materials and the attractive alternatives offered by technology. The cost of storing paper files often seems to outweigh the utility of doing so.
Does your firm have a file retention policy and why you should have one.