EMR scanning is the juncture between paper documents and paperless information management. Secure, accurate scanning is essential for care and compliance, but most offices find this process costly and cumbersome. From small practices to large hospitals, staff have precious little time to spend scanning stacks of documents. In many cases, papers arrive via fax and are even printed on old-school fax machines. Employees must collect the faxed pages and manually scan each one into the EMR—cumbersome in its own right—all while heeding HIPAA regulations about the visibility of protected health information (PHI). This laborious process seems unsustainable as healthcare costs rise and budgets tighten.
Automating the Scan-to-EMR WorkflowProviders will continue receiving high volumes of faxes for the foreseeable future. Given the medical and legal importance of scanning to EMR, is it possible to safely streamline this process? Many organizations find that a digital fax solution all but eliminates manual scanning and input. With just a few clicks (at most) from the desktop, these paperless alternatives accomplish avoid hours of tedious tasks.
- Receive and process every fax electronically, without the printing costs or compliance risks of loose paper documents
- Automate import to most EMR and other health care applications
- Extend paperless inbound and/or outbound faxing to all other software (and most MFPs / MFDs) in use
- Achieve a rapid ROI (typically in months, not years)