With the deadlines for HIPAA and HITECH looming in the near future, more hospitals are adopting document management solutions to provide more efficient care for their patients. While many have seen the benefits of these systems, some facilities are slow to accept the new technology.
Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Nebraska is among the most recent locations to implement a document capture system. With a $300,000 grant to upgrade the servers, the hospital was able to purchase the solution in an effort to go paperless by next year, according to local NBC affiliate KNOP. The move was made while they had the government funding to do so and to stay ahead of the legislation. The change will not only help significantly reduce the amount of paper used in the facility, but it will also aid in providing the best care for the patient.
Paperless to change hospital procedures
While organizations within many industries are switching to paperless initiatives with enterprise content management systems, hospitals have a challenge to also provide the information to other sectors. The data must be integrated with healthcare providers, payers and patients while adhering to compliance regulations, according to Biztech. The system should also integrate with the current applications used and collect data from a variety of sources. It will also ensure that security compliance is met through access settings and other features of the solution.
“You have to be able to not only seamlessly manage content and identify the different sources through which the data is being generated, but know that the right people are accessing the right information based on their role,” explained Mukul Krishna, director of digital media at Frost & Sullivan.
In both hospitals and in businesses across all industries, Binary Office’s document management system will change the way that employees perform for the better. They will be able to easily find their files and all of the information will be organized, eliminating the need for bulky cabinets and hard copies of free-floating paper. Broader capabilities and scanning improvements are just a couple of the ways that the devices have adapted to meet the user’s needs of the past few years, according to technology expert Joe Kissell. The potential is continually growing for the solution, and many businesses are attracted to the scalability it offers.
While going paperless may be a difficult endeavor for some businesses, the benefits from investing in the technology will outweigh the initial cost. The increased productivity and efficiency will help businesses and hospitals to better take care of their consumers and drive in revenue for the company.