Medical Record Storage: Effective and Compliant
The success of almost any medical practice is largely dependent on the proper management of medical records, including those that must be stored. In fact, there are both Federal and state laws that must be followed when storing medical records. In order to stay compliant, medical professionals in South Carolina must keep the medical records of all patients for 10 years past the last treatment date and longer if that patient is a minor. The same holds true for hospitals and this all must be done while staying in complete compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA.
Because of these strict rules and regulations, many health care providers are ultimately inundated with too many files over time. Some seek off-site solutions by way of storage units or other offices, but this poses the problem of extra overhead and the unseen problem of liability. Master Vault is your solution and is dedicated to helping those in the medical profession store necessary medical documents in an off-site location that is both secure and compliant.
Who We Serve and What We Do
Master Vault puts you back in control over your medical records and we proudly serve all those in the medical community including hospitals, doctors, surgery centers, clinics, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacies and more.
Using our expertise in medical record storage allows you to:
- Fully integrate your data storage.
- Have easy access to patient records.
- Streamline the process of converting any physical records to electronic records.
- Minimize demand on your staff.
- Stay in full compliance with HIPAA.
- Utilize techniques including document imaging, active file management, and digital archiving where applicable.
Always in the Know
The laws that dictate medical record storage can chance at anytime. This holds true at the state level as well as with HIPAA. Master Vault is always in the know and keeps fully up to date with any and all changes to any laws or regulations ensuring your medical records are stored properly and kept in full compliance. This helps keep your liability to an absolute minimum and keeps your patient’s sensitive information protected at all times.
Have Confidence, Not Concern
You don’t have to tackle the daunting task of medical record storage on your own. Working with Master Vault allows you and your staff to get back to focusing on your patients and expanding your practice. While proper medical record storage is vital to the operation of your practice, that doesn’t mean you should have to be concerned with it at all times. Let our professional medical record storage staff go to work for you so you can get back to the work that matters most.