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Disadvantages Of Paper Medical Records
Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more
Depends: Active files have no expiration date but can be thinned for convenience. Generally files over 7 years old with no clinic visits can be backfiled or destroyed. There are no rules regarding electronic medical records since there is no space issue at work. I am sure some will be issued with time as the storage space on servers starts to become full. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. ...Read more
What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?
This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more
It will benefit you: Some health workers don't like electronic records, but they benefit patients. You can get electronic copies of your records. Is a law, and your right, although they can charge for this. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/medicalrecords.html. Electronic records also can remind doctors to do things that need to get done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Disadvantages are of course that you are not there and therefore cannot palpate the patient, interact, smell, feel the pulse, etc. However, for the most part, ability to help the people who are miles away and without direct doctor care far outweigh that. ...Read more
Insulin syringe: can be used for any drug that needs to be adminstred subcutaneously, or for intrdermal testing, ...Read more
Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more
Does medical school do character check before admitting medical student? Integrity of docs is tarnished due to greed & deception in recent yrs.
Yes: Medical schools take the decisions of whom to accept very seriously. The vast majority of physicians are dedicated, hard working, ethical and professional. Their integrity is not in doubt. Like society in general, a few choose not to make the right choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits for doctors to convert to electronic health records from a paper-based record?
No difference: Whether a doctor has emr or not, that should not impact patient care. There may be some advantages with emr in the long run. Easy transfer of records between specialists, ease of access from anywhere, legibility, prevention of medical errors/ decreased prescription errors etc. ...Read more
Set by states/ feds: Access to medical records is defined by your state and federal statutes. You may not be aware, but the states medical boards, insurance plans, other treating physicians & persons directly involved in patient care all have access by statute.Treating physicians or facilities can discuss patients DX & rx based on kinship & other factors defined within these statutes. ...Read more
A level 4 psych Technician & a psych nurse, aside from different educational backgrounds, what's different in terms of scope of practice for each?
Medical training: Nurses have some medical training, but psychiatric technicians do not. Psychiatric technicians may have bachelor's degrees in "mental health" or developmental disabilities, but nursing training surpasses this. In some states also (and with additional training), nurse practitioners can practice independently. Psychiatric technicians cannot do this. ...Read more
Funct. vs. anatomic: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read more
Look Internationally: The NIH is one of the main funding resources of research universities in the United States. Due to its Schedule 1 classification, the handling and security make it extremely difficult for universities to conduct research on cannabis. Furthermore most studies involving cannabis in peer reviewed journals in the united states do not discuss CBD (Cannabidiol), or strains that provide benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any difference btw drs that graduate from foreign medical schools vs drs that graduate from american medical schools?
What do you think ??: That issue to the best my knowledge ( I am fmg ) never comes among the doctors , discussions were never who is superior, as all of them take same examination, pass same speciality boards , most of fmgs practice in under served areas , others unwilling to go. If some says is superior is only due one's bios & prejudice which is not rampant pt will decide whom to choose or don't care. ...Read more
Have physicians or nurses using the cerner electronic medical record had cases where an intended medication order modification didn't record properly?
There: Is always an element of human error when input of data. ...Read more
What are 8 observations of a patient with the chest tubes that require immediate nursing notification?
In the united states, are there any good examples of bringing patients via telehealth for medical assessments?
Yes: I work in telehealth part-time and there are several good but early & primitive capabilities out there. Video calls allow the physician and patient to discuss symptoms, history, visual physical findings, and plans. There is a lot more research being done and new devices being developed for more robust care but the services are advancing quickly. Contact me if you would like any referrals. ...Read more
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