Quality healthcare starts with your information. Whether it’s from referring physicians, from another facility, the file room down the hall, or any of a host of different digital files, your ability to grasp that information — clinical, financial, administrative — drives your healthcare.
When so many different sources are involved, though, it can be hard to pull all the data together and operate efficiently. Ricoh’s healthcare solutions work with you to break those walls down and make the critical information you need accessible wherever you need it, whenever you need it. This is information mobility, and it can make your job easier.
To lower costs and improve quality of care,
just look at your processes
Workflow bottlenecks can hinder productivity, which can raise costs and make meeting compliance requirements more difficult.
With our non-invasive Rapid Process Analysis, we can help you:
- Gain a true understanding of your processes.
- Identify organizational logjams.
- Determine ways to get around them.
With work flowing smoother, performance rises, costs fall and patients are engaged for a meaningful, positive experience.
Digitize and free your information
You deal with a lot of documents, which unfortunately, can be:
- Slow to move between offices, departments, and people.
- Easily lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Difficult to locate when you need them.
And when your documents are lost, so too is the information locked within them. We’ll provide the tools you need to digitize your documents, store them in a central digital repository, and thoroughly index them. That means your vital information will no longer be fragmented. With tools like our Patient Chart Scanning, a new, more complete picture of your information will be available when and where you need it, ready to move at the speed of healthcare.
Accelerate your workflow and improve document access
With your information finally indexed, you’ll be able to share data from any location or source anywhere. With Ricoh’s HIM Workflow Manager Solution at the helm, you can leverage your improved access into faster, easier clinical data processes. Your collaboration among departments, clinicians and outside stakeholders will be easier than ever before.
Better address regulatory requirements, patient data security
We can help you not only identify and eliminate inefficiencies, but also address patient data security and privacy regulations.
- Our Patient ID Solution for Healthcare is designed around a suite of innovative laser printers and software that offers security and superior functionality.
- Our Security Solutions for Ambulatory help safeguard the multifunction printers (MFPs) that process your patient information.
- Our Secure Plain Paper Rx Solution for Healthcare ups the efficiency and budget gains by letting you use plain paper and virtually any printer to deliver accurate, tamper resistant prescription documents.
Healthcare has entered well into its “Age of Accountability.” What does that mean for your organization? Well, the name of the game is making meaningful use of technology and personnel. This means improving clinicians’ ability to seamlessly exchange data, while also protecting their patients’ information privacy and security. These various priorities will take center stage at the […]
This EHR Intelligence article about Congressional efforts to identify and resolve obstacles to interoperability in healthcare reminded me of that old saying: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” According to EHR Intelligence, it seems that despite receiving “tens of billions of dollars” in incentives to begin implementing electronic health […]
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Many parents still remember when that question was asked just before the local news as a reminder to make sure their kids were safe and off the streets. Those days are long gone, but CIOs of healthcare systems are now asking a similar question of their health system’s privacy and security measures: “It’s 2015. Do […]
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Have you ever felt like you had to choose between increasing interoperability or protecting patient privacy? Recent findings show that you may be able to achieve both successfully. FierceGovHealthIT recently reported that the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) called for Congress to drop a federal prohibition against unique patient identifiers. CHIME’s recommendation is […]
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And while this notion is important to a truly connected healthcare system, you’ve probably noticed there have been some stumbling blocks along the way. Well, you’re not the only one managing these interoperability challenges. In fact, Health Data Management recently reported that Congress has asked a Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) task force to come […]
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And mismanaged healthcare data comes with its own set of challenging implications. The 2014 hack against Community Health Systems, resulting in stolen information affecting 4.5 million people, is a perfect example. It’s no secret that healthcare organizations generate and capture information at a record pace. In fact, one study predicts that within the next few years, “big […]
If you’re like many healthcare organizations, you probably consider the immediate and uncomfortable solutions such as outsourcing, job cuts and delaying equipment upgrades to reduce expenditures. But have you considered that a main source of wasted time and money could be stemming from inefficient data management strategies? It’s impossible to ignore the mounting external financial […]
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And with these changes come new financial challenges. Financial pressures are nothing new to healthcare leaders, but with the increase in regulations, shift to value-based care and struggle to achieve full interoperability, these pressures are stronger than ever. Recent surveys show that: Some 90 percent of hospital leaders cite reducing costs among their top five […]
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First the good news: More than 80% of the 250 respondents to an ASQ online poll of healthcare quality professionals said that improving communications between patients and providers should be a top priority in improving patient experience. Now the bad news: The same respondents identified two obstacles in particular as “very difficult” to overcome in […]
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The HIT Consultant article, 80 Mind Blowing EMR and Meaningful Use Statistics & Trends, notes the following: 1. Each patient visit requires approximately 10-13 pieces of paper; and 2. Thousands of tons of paper are consumed by the healthcare industry each year… Now, pair those details with the fact that “research shows that nearly $14,000 of productivity […]
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