Electronic processing makes health records better

The Indianapolis Social Security Administration will become one of the first 15 offices in the country to begin electronically processing the health records of disability claims applicants.  Patients’ health records will be sent through the Indiana Network for Patient Care, providing connection to more than 60 regional medical institutions.  The new technology will allow data to be available within minutes.

Officials say that aside from speeding up claims processing, the system will perform “intelligent analysis” of health records to alert people of significant information.  The current system insists that patients list their physicians on their claims, but sometimes patients are unaware of which doctors treated them during hospital stays.  With the new system, all of this information will be taken care of digitally.

If you or someone you know is in the process of applying for long-term disability insurance and benefits, contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office by calling 317-634-8565.