Moving to the EHR: How to Cut the Paper Clutter
Sponsored by: Nuance
The dream in the healthcare industry - for many years now - has focused on the creation of a digital world. Such environments hold ample promise, with their ability to improve operational efficiency, reduce the cost of care, ensure patient privacy, and meet regulatory pressures - while, at the same time, enhancing the quality of care.
But, did you know that the ability to manage paper is a key factor in meeting these challenges?
The reality: Paper still rules much of the hospital roost. As such, vital patient care information is sometimes being relegated to the bottom of a filing cabinet - instead of being where it should be: right in front of clinicians at the point of care.
In this podcast, hear experts discuss how healthcare organizations can:
- Improve the quality of care by accelerating the processing of clinical documents from outside providers - and delivering vital information to the point of care
- Leverage the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture to support standardized information exchange between clinical systems, making it possible to share relevant clinical data
- Strengthen security and compliance by requiring user authentication for scanning workflows
- Improve profitability by maximizing the value of existing devices
Ignoring the fact that paper documents need to be managed as healthcare organizations move toward an electronic environment is likely to turn the dream into nightmare. Providers need to find ways to effectively manage paper and get the right information to the right people at the right time.
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