Managing clinical data requires knowledge of medical terminology as well as practical knowledge of how the data are collected in the healthcare setting and documented in medical records. Medical data entry is a time consuming task that requires precision and accuracy. Physicians and other healthcare staff usually find it difficult to manage data entry in computerized systems.

Medical data has to be collected and entered in the data base following detailed rules and standards that govern the manner in which medical data has to be recorded. Care should be taken to prevent errors (voluntary or involuntary) during data entry, such as misspellings, duplication of digits, partial data collection, and inconsistencies between forms.

Rather than hire data entry workers to manage the task within the facility, most healthcare facilities now opt for medical data entry services. A reliable outsourcing company would have experts perform the task. They can provide accurate documentation of all data that are applicable to patients, admission, appointments, diagnosis, chart information, doctor’s notes, insurance, account information, claims details, and medical billing and coding.

They provide data entry task for wide range of records that consists of patient records, hospital records, prescription medication, surgical encounter records, medical claim forms, medical insurance billing forms such as HCFA 1500 (CMS 1500) and UB-04 UB, other medical files, documents and records. To provide flawless medical data entry solutions, the company would have multi-level data checks in place to identify errors, protocol violations, and data completeness, inconsistencies and duplication

Outsourcing medical data entry to a HIPAA-compliant healthcare business process outsourcing company will ensure the confidentiality of medical data. The right firm can ensure many benefits including transfer of files through secure email and FTP modes, flexible, customized and accurate medical data entry solutions, quick turnaround time and competitive pricing.