There has been some discussion on this site about scanning methodolgy and format in which documents should be scanned (.pdf or TIF) format. Which is the simplest or storage space efficient format to store documents and which scanners are physicians using? In addition there has been some discussion regarding the speed of scanning use a flat-bed or document feeding scanner.
I am sure we are just beginning this debate as we continue to live in a paper world. Every physician office is going to have to come to terms with how to manage paper reports that need to be digitized and attached in a EMR system.
The other side of the equation is the software you are using to scan information and why you have selected that specific scanning application. Was the scanning software bundled with your scanner and you have not tried anything different. How satisfied are you with your scanning software? Did you purchase a separate 3rd party scanning application and has this been more efficient? What are the features that you have identified that make that software application a good solution for your office?
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