Paperless offices are slowly, but surely, becoming a reality in today’s world. After all, the rise of digital machines have helped make the process easier than ever.
Many offices across different industries around the country are starting to see the value of working with scanning services and becoming a paperless organization. One such example is TriHealth, one of the largest health care companies in the country, as seen in this excerpt from The Cincinnati Business Courier:
Converting to an electronic medical records system took TriHealth four years and cost about $80 million, but it’s expected to pay off in improved patient care at the Cincinnati health system’s hospitals and doctor offices.
About 300 people worked on the conversion to electronic medical records at TriHealth, including doctors and IT experts, said Rick Moore, chief information officer. It costs about $20 million a year to implement, including the hours of employees.
“With a computer system that has integrated medical records, you’ve got all the patient information, everything from allergies to dosages, and the computer behaves as a safety net for the care giver,” Moore said. “The computer provides warnings or advice on best practices.
It’s important to note, however, that TriHealth only had to spend that amount of time and money due to their size. As such, the numbers stated in the report shouldn’t deter you if you only have one or two offices. After all, working with HIPAA compliant, trusted scanning companies like Spectrum Information Services can yield the following benefits:
When you scan patient files, billing information, and other documents, you can say goodbye to large filing cabinets and say hello to more office space. With more space, you can accommodate more patients and increase your revenue. You can also opt to use the extra space to store medical equipment necessary to make your practice more efficient.
If you have several offices, there is a good chance you need to pull medical files from each one. This can be time-consuming and confusing, especially if you’re in a rush to get to your office on the other side of town. By scanning patient records, you can easily access their files anywhere at any given time.
There are many other benefits for turning your medical practice into a paperless office. Speak to document management professionals like Spectrum Information’s President, Curtis Pilon, or his sales team, to learn more about how your practice can benefit from making the transition to digital documents.
(Source: TriHealth spends $80M to go paperless; The Cincinnati Business Courier; August 5, 2014)