A hospital is concerned about the difficulty in retrieving health records for patient care and legal purposes. Some of its data are stored electronically while the remainder are stored on paper. The hospital knows it will be several years before it will be able to implement an entire EHR system and go paperless. Given this information, which of the following would be the best solution for the hospital to ensure that all of the data for a patient data are retrieved when needed?
Continue with current system
Implement a document scanning system for storage of the paper record
Implement a microfilm system for storage and retrieval of the paper records
Implement a document scanning system for the paper records and interface data created in the current EHR with the document scanning system.