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Health Information Planning Services

The guidance to make your move without risk

You can’t know everything, and in a complex world like health information management, you often can’t do it all on your own,

Fortunately, AMES® has a decades-long heritage in supplying filing and storage solutions to thousands of hospitals, clinics, and practices. We’ve acquired knowledge from each customer along the way. And in recent years we’ve acquired lots of practice in supplying and advising HIM executives — particularly in making the transition from paper to electronic recordkeeping.

So medical records managers who need experienced planning assistance with organizing patient charts and other records should consult AMES.

Obviously, bridging the gap involves a complex web of decisions and logistics. One example: for medical records formatting and retention, incremental solutions have often proved more workable than wholesale changeovers. We can help you organize your patient charts and other active records. Some might remain in physical formats. Others might be back-scanned to begin your transition to electronic formats. All new records might be handled electronically as you move forward to EMR. We can also make sure your EMR transition schedule fully complies with regulatory demands such as, requirements in some states to retain patients’ physical records for 7–10 years.

Let’s plan together. AMES will make sure you get what you need, manage your risk, and help you make the best decisions. We can provide health information planning deliverables including the following:

  • Needs assessment
  • Site surveys and new site preparation
  • Strategic plan development
  • Policies and procedures
  • Classification and indexing system
  • Retention scheduling
  • Technology feasibility studies
  • Scanning and imaging schemes
  • Vital records protection
  • Inactive records management
  • Implementation assistance
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