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Webinar: Why Print in the Age of Electronic Health Records?
March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Despite increasing digitization of healthcare information, print persists at hospitals nationwide. In fact, experts suggest that hospitals are experiencing up to an 11 percent increase in annual print volume due to Meaningful Use and the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
This session, led by our industry expert with 25 years of relevant experience, will identify the specific drivers of the proliferation of print at hospitals and explain the many challenges it presents. The session will also offer attendees proven best practices for reducing their organization’s print footprint, including analyzing what information is being printed, where, why and by who. By assessing the document life cycle at a healthcare organization, supply chain managers can begin to identify where critical cost, efficiency and security improvements can be made.
Specific drivers of the print paradox in healthcare that will be discussed include:
- Continued reliance on paper by clinicians and administrators, as many remain more comfortable sharing information via a printed document than electronically
- The elimination of data storage limits by EMRs, contributing to mass data collection and limited EMR capability to produce summaries of pertinent information that workers need to be efficient
Specific challenges that hospitals face as a result that will be discussed include:
- High (and often unnecessary) cost of print devices, paper and ink
- Insecurity of hospital information assets and networks
- Print threats to PHI
Attend this webinar to:
- Understand why print volume is increasing in healthcare despite the movement to electronic medical record systems.
- Recognize how the proliferation of print can compromise the security of PHI
- Assess the document life cycle to identify where critical cost, efficiency and security improvements can be made.
About the Speaker:
Simon Vermooten, EVP of Document Solutions
To read his full bio, click here.