Regulatory Compliance For EMR Systems In Asheville

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The introduction of electronic medical records is a popular replacement for physical records, in that it reduces administration, is readily accessible, and lessens the chance of error or duplication. When implementing an EMR (electronic medical records) or EHR (electronic health records) system, consult with Image Solutions, experts in regulatory compliance solutions. The award winning Pros Elite 100 company regularly helps health care providers to remain in line with the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Image Solutions helps health care providers find solutions for:

• Privacy Regulations
• Information Security
• Patient Data Management and Archiving
• Communications Systems
• Enforcement Procedures
• Staff Compliance Training
• Legislative Compliance
• Unique Identifier’s Rule
• Transaction Rules
• Code Sets Rule

Meaningful Use

The regulations set out by the HIPAA pertain to meaningful use of electronic medical records, and come with financial incentives available to health care providers who comply. Meaningful Use criteria was recently updated, with a Stage 2 deadline in place for 2014.

To receive incentive payments, health care providers must demonstrate compliance with a number of core objectives, as well as reporting on clinical quality measures. Updated criteria concerns the use of certified technology, the provision of images and scans, as well as the preservation and access to test results. Image Solutions specializes in consulting with health care providers and hospitals concerned about complying with meaningful use guidelines.

Data Security and Patient Privacy

Electronic and physical databases must adhere to strict privacy and security laws. Particular vulnerabilities that may lead to law violation have been identified with regard to new technology, such as mobile devices. Talk to Image Solutions about secure information management in Asheville, staff training in security and privacy management, and advice for tackling unforeseen security and privacy obstacles.


Usability by staff is a core objective of EMR or EHR system implementation, particularly between departments of a large health care organization. Image Solutions will assist health care providers to find a solution which minimizes administration, eliminates unnecessary access restriction complications, and encourages accessibility between departments and employees, whilst adhering to meaningful use regulations.

Contact Image Solutions for an individual consultation to find the best possible regulatory compliance solution for your health care service or hospital.

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