Ministry of Health decision makes archive outsourcing possible
On April 17, 2019, the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia issued a new regulation that allows medical institutions to outsource their document storage. This reversed a previous order that required them to store their documents in-house. The decision was made after consultations with the National Archive and the Ministry of Justice.
Dasta Records Management’s Chief Executive Officer, Daan Harmsen, expressed satisfaction with the Ministry’s decision, stating that the company has long provided significant value to organizations in key sectors of Georgia’s economy, including finance, hospitality, utilities, non-profits, pharmaceuticals, and retail. Dasta is looking forward to delivering the same value to the medical industry.
"We are delighted that the Ministry is recognizing the actual advantages that our services can provide to healthcare institutions." - Daan Harmsen, CEO Of Dasta Records Management
The process to permit medical institutions to outsource their document storage began when Dasta made a request accompanied by support letters from medical institutions that recognized the benefits of outsourcing document storage and were eager to use Dasta’s services.
According to George Akhalkatsi, Dasta Records Management’s chairman, outsourcing document storage to Dasta enables medical institutions to reduce operational risks, save money and space, and enhance document management efficiency. When they outsource document storage, medical institutions can utilize the space previously used for this purpose for their core activities, enhancing patient care and optimizing revenues. The Ministry's decision simplifies existing regulations and makes it possible for medical institutions to realize these benefits.
"By storing documents in Dasta, medical institutions can mitigate operational risks, save on costs and space, and simultaneously enhance the efficiency of their document management." - Giorgi Akhalkatsi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dasta Records Managemt
By outsourcing document storage to Dasta, medical institutions can :
- save space and utilize it for patient care,
- receive secure document storage,
- reduce expenditures on staff, rent, and capital expenditures.
- Furthermore, their documents are stored in Georgia's most advanced document storage facility, in accordance with international standards, reducing operational risks.