The Medical Records department’s main responsibility is to ensure that the medical record for each of Inspire’s patients is compliant from the day of creation to the day of destruction. In addition, Medical Records control the release of protected health information to any outside source.
Currently, there are approximately 36,000 patient paper records that are stored in our archive storage room at Cypress Lane. These records date back from 1990 through 2009 and contain Clinic departments including dental information. Data on each patient can be retrieved from a database system for identification and prompt accessibility. Records for current active patients are accessible in Docuware which is a storage/ retrieval database.
The most rewarding part of our role is receiving a good report for our record-keeping system from Auditors, the Site Survey Team and Medical Records Consultant.