Achieves HIMSS Stage 7 certification and faster access to patient records
When your health system encompasses over 400 clinics and emergency departments, plus three hospitals covering a large portion of the eastern United States, your information management system needs to be powerful and scalable, yet easily accessible and simple to use. “As we grew, we had to address new challenges, meet new government mandates, and provide faster access to information,” recalled their Senior Manager of Technology Solutions. “And we needed to cut costs at the same time.”
This tall order called for a new approach, so the healthcare provider moved from a centralized scanning operation to a distributed model, aided by ImageSoft, a reseller of technology solutions from Kodak Alaris. Essentially, capturing documents at the point of entry (as opposed to sending paper to centralized scanning locations) allowed the provider to elevate their services to staff and clients. Now documents could be put to immediate use without worrying about locating or losing paper records. Plus, patients had a greater sense of security with documents being quickly scanned and returned to them.