As our world becomes increasingly electronic, Americans have seen the shift
from waiting to instant gratification. For example, in the past letters
were mailed and took days or weeks to arrive at the address of the recipient.
Now, we use electronic e-mails which allow people to communicate across
the world in a matter of seconds. An American can share photos with a
friend in China in only seconds with the new technology that has allowed
our world to become globalized. In this era of technological innovation,
the government is catching on. They are discovering that electronic programs
can expedit3e the process of applications and petitions, and are slowly
moving to online documents that can be better organized and easily accessible.
Recently, the government introduced a software system that will use electronic
health records in processing the Social Security Administration disability
claims and may be able to reduce the time that it takes to determine eligibility
from months to mere days. If the process can be quickened, millions of
Americans won’t have to wait so long to hear back as to whether
or not they are eligible for social security. The software system is called
HealthLink and is part of a contracted awarded to the Wright State Research
Institute by the Social Security Administration in 2010. A pilot group
of doctors have been testing the system, and have been processing Social
Security determination requests using the program. On the software they
can review their patient’s symptoms and determine whether or not
they would recommend that man or woman for SSDI.
One health information technology program manager says that it is important
to provide a solution from electronic health information and believes
that this software can allow disability claims determination resolution
in as little as 48 hours. If you have been waiting for your SSDI application
approval or denial and believe that the process has been slowed to an
unnecessary degree, there is a hope for a faster response to your application
in the future. Contact a lawyer at the
Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC if you are experiencing complications with your application and need help
from an accomplished attorney to fight for your eligibility.