Our country’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape makes the future very unpredictable. Changes are occurring everywhere – regulation and legislation, reimbursement, technology, medical advances, and even the way healthcare is accessed and consumed. These changes impact how healthcare is delivered, paid for and administered. As such, it is imperative that Konica Minolta take an active role in understanding the industry and provide healthcare solutions in order to help our customers prepare for a future that will look very different than it does today. (more…)
As the old adage goes: Don’t take a good thing for granted.
How often do we do this in our personal and professional lives? Probably more than we’d like to admit. So when that good thing comes along, recognize it, take pride in it and promote it. That’s precisely what we’re doing with our interoperability capabilities as they grow and become more relevant for more of our healthcare customers. (more…)
Imagine a family practice office on a Monday morning with every seat in the waiting room full, and three people waiting at the check-in window. Contrast that to an Emergency Room at a community hospital on a Friday night with 40-50 patients waiting to be admitted. Each scenario is very different, but they have a few things in common – busy staff, anxious patients, and a challenging document workflow. Add to that the necessity to correctly and quickly capture patient information and clinical notes in order to satisfy billing requirements and regulatory compliance while maintaining the privacy and security of the patient.
These are typical situations in today’s healthcare environment and are complicated by the fact that electronic health records (EHR) are changing the way clinicians do business. Perhaps the biggest challenge for a healthcare provider is how to capture all of the paper documents associated with a patient visit or encounter. (more…)