For years we’ve been hearing that the paperless office is just around the corner. The paperless dream includes lower costs, less waste and a greener environmental footprint, but for many medical practices, the reality is very different. The reality includes a mountain of paper and thick paper files, filled with intake forms, referrals, test requisitions, clinical notes and more.
What’s the biggest improvement you want your business to achieve this year? Reduced costs? Increased efficiency? Improved client experience? Making one simple change can help you realize each of those goals, and more.
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Despite the benefits of electronic healthcare records (EHRs), many facilities aren’t incorporating them into their establishment’s procedures. This is leading to medical facilities being much less efficient than they could be. The popularity of electronic healthcare records isn’t as popular as one may expect. Less than one-quarter of medical establishments utilize this technology. It assumed that the cost of converting records to electronic deters, and sometimes prevents, facilities from converting. However, once switched to electronic record keeping, it saves facilities money and has numerous other benefits. Read more
An average patient visit will generate 13 pieces of paper (source: Institute of Medicine).
As well, of the organizations that have Electronic Health Records or are implementing them, nearly 80% still use paper records in their processing workflows (Source: InformationWeek).
In other words, there’s still a lot of paper waste in the healthcare industry. Read more
In terms of improving productivity, few inventions have been as revolutionary as the cloud. By providing storage as a remote service, the cloud lets companies avoid equipment failure and access their files from anywhere in the world. Read more
Given that diseases are constantly evolving, innovation is crucial to success in the healthcare industry. Each year, hundreds of companies develop new devices to improve human health. Read more
The Tooth Fairy. Unicorns. Bigfoot. The paperless office. Most office workers have heard about all four, but few have seen any of them.
We all know a paperless office is a good, environmentally friendly idea. In reality, it seems like trying to go paperless results in more work to add to an already packed workday. There are ways, however, to incorporate paper-saving initiatives into everyday tasks and activities that may actually be more convenient than using paper and SAVE time.
Here are ten smart ways to forge a paperless office.
By Mike O’Leary
The new sheet-fed document scanners and card scanners we are introducing at HIMSS15 will empower you to do more at capture in regard to organizing and harnessing information from documents and ID cards.
They are complete solutions designed to increase productivity and enhance efficiency wherever and anywhere you work—in office and mobile applications.
In the 21st century, there is no excuse to have offices that are needlessly cluttered with papers, but many businesses are afraid to stray from their paper-based safe harbor. To them, making the transition to a paperless office sounds appealing, but they also believe the transition would be a difficult one.
Thankfully, with WorkGroup scanners, transitioning to a paperless office is actually a seamless, intuitive process that is more efficient, secure and productive, all while reducing overhead and increasing business profitability.