To: Advize Health Clients and Contacts
From: Jeanmarie Loria, Managing Director
Date: April 1, 2016
Subject: Return to Paper Records
After much deliberation, Advize Health has decided to stall all operations involving Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Effective 5/1/2016, we intend on transitioning the company back to auditing and reviewing only paper records. We understand that our clients and employees may have concerns regarding this transition. We recognize that paper record reviews are expensive, time consuming, and pose certain risks to the integrity of protected health information that the implementation of EMRs had eradicated, but we did not come to this decision lightly.
Allow us to explain. The healthcare industry is an ecosystem in which stagnation cannot exist. We are constantly working to improve patient care, quality of care, cost of care, and the technology that facilitates such advancements. We work hard to protect patients, providers, and those who pay for healthcare services. Advize Health has long strived to deliver quality audits, keeping the satisfaction of our clients in mind – and that’s exactly why we believe that a transition back to paper records is not only the smartest choice for our business, but the most progressive. Market research has led us to believe that actions driven by an appreciation for the past and the act of paying homage to formerly successful enterprises will keep clients and customers engaged and satisfied.
On January 24, 2016, after nearly 14 years, a television show about two FBI Agents seeking the truth about extraterrestrial life was revived and received by audiences both old and new. This revival was so successful, that the network decided to enact a second wave. This television show is now scheduled for another season. The massive success of this movement leads us to believe that the reintroduction of paper record review will engage a new generation of coders and auditors that will send our business soaring into the next era of success.
We are not in any way diminishing the efficacy of Electronic Medical Record review in other firms. We truly appreciate the security and efficiency of EMR usage, we simply prefer the paper cuts, the smudged ink, and the adrenaline rush incited by the spill of a beverage near our paper records. Much like E-readers and books can co-exist, we believe that paper records still have a place in our firm.
We are excited to take this next step forward, and appreciate your willingness to follow us on our journey into the past.
If you’re interested in the record review options of the future, please read this informative article.
All the best,