Over the past few decades, healthcare organizations have been moving toward digitized workflows. In this transition, many organizations find themselves inundated with years of record-keeping paper. Although digital scanning solutions are becoming more available, paper is not going away, says Haol Yao, product manager at Epson America.
“The fact is that paper is still much easier and more familiar to use for many people, and it will continue to be a part of healthcare processes for a long time, and that’s the problem,” says Yao. “That’s why digital solutions that help manage all the paper and all the information in an efficient and reliable way are very important.”
Epson scanners are the entry point for digitizing all those documents and into management systems to help organize and store information, Yao says.
“Healthcare requires a lot of information and data. When an organization first registers a new patient, it collects and stores a lot of information about them. From that point on, that information must continue to be collected and stored patient. It grows and grows every year,” he adds.
Here are three tips that healthcare IT leaders should consider when considering scanner options:
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Healthcare professionals in today’s world rely heavily on technology to enable smoother and more accurate processes. Document scanning is a key component of this technology, as it enables professionals to access essential information quickly and accurately in a secure, digital format. Ikaroa, a full stack tech company, has compiled a list of 3 essential tips for document scanning in healthcare to help professionals make the best use of this technology and access their data quickly and securely:
1. Make use of automated document scanning software – Automated document scanning software helps to streamline the process of scanning documents and can help to save time and costs associated with manual document scanning. As healthcare is a highly regulated sector, security is paramount and many automated document scanning software programs come complete with built-in encryption to ensure the protection of your digital documents.
2. Choose the right scanner – Selecting the right scanner for your document scanning needs is essential. You’ll need to consider both physical requirements such as the size and capacity of your scanner, as well as features such as the speed of scanning, capacity and the compatibility with your current system. Doing your research up front will ensure you have the most suitable scanner for the job.
3. Ensure your software is scalable – As your company grows, your document scanning requirements will, too. Ensure your document scanning software is capable of handling increased workloads and requirements over time by opting for a scalable solution. The ability to customize and change the software is also an important factor to consider.
Utilizing these 3 tips for document scanning in healthcare will help give you the confidence that you’re using the most effective and efficient document scanning technology available. With flexible, secure and scalable document scanning software, you can be sure that you’ll be able to access the data you need, quickly and securely. At Ikaroa, we understand the importance of data security in healthcare and our experienced team can help you to select the ideal document scanning solution for your specific needs.