What is Medical Record Indexing?
Any treatment course generates a ton of medical records. This includes admission notes, preoperative notes, surgery notes, progress notes, post-operative notes, and discharge notes, to name a few.
In such a case, one cannot spend time browsing through all of them to locate the one you need in an emergency. Medical indexing is the solution to this problem. It is the process of organizing medical records and creating a storage index so that anyone can cross-reference the two to locate the file they need.
Medical record indexing helps the healthcare service provider team, insurance team, legal team, and the patient to locate documents with ease. It also avoids the possibility of missing documents or duplication.