There is no shortage of medical records – patient records are being generated on regular basis by various medical professionals – running into numerous pages, at times, these form vital part of legal suits, making them crucial.
Significance of Patient Medical Records & Patients’ Rights
While effectively assisting physicians and practices in delivering the best health care possible, medical records are being entrusted with another responsibility – of providing important health details and interpreting reasons and causes for following specific medical procedures.
Moreover, parameters such as heart fluctuations, oxygen level, and blood pressure are included in these records. Continuous recording and updating facilitates determining reasons of a procedure going wrong or monitoring changes that may prove detrimental quickly and accurately.
Role of Legal Compliance Needs in Transcription Process
Rich in sensitive personal medical details, health records of patients are allowed to be accessed by only those authorized, namely, physicians, patients, and their family members. Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act HIPAA requires that these sensitive private health data is not being shared with any others. Legal action is enforceable on the custodian of information in case of such protected information being disclosed to a third party.
How to Ensure Patient Rights
Absolute rights over medical records are entrusted with patients; necessitating practices and physicians to respond to their formal request for their medical records. Adhering to HIPAA needs, it becomes possible to protect patient data and control access. Moreover, total data privacy and confidentiality of individuals’ personal medical information are ensured.
Medical records are meant to support medical professionals in offering the best possible health care to patients while paving the way for empowering patients to have their righteous claim over their health information.
Compliance with laws and regulations has to be made mandatory and patient health records need to be regularly updated in order to achieve the expected results. Rapid Care Transcription Pvt Ltd offers reliable and efficient patient record documentation solutions in a safe environment.