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Konica Minolta's HIPAA Compliance "Check Up" [Infographic]

Posted by Dan Termale on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 @ 11:34 AM

If you haven’t already, then it’s time to raise the bar for your healthcare enterprise. We know you’d rather spend time with patients than with a mound of paperwork and have quick access to information while following HIPAA guidelines. Throughout any healthcare organization, all kinds of information resides outside core HIT applications. Consequently, clinicians and staff don’t always have the information they need at the moment they need it. 

The costs of not being HIPAA compliant are extremely high, so this should be a high priority for your organization. See our "Check Up" infographic below that depicts the risk factors and costs associated with non-compliance:

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Comply with privacy and security measures under HIPAA and all mandates. We help healthcare professionals overcome clinical, administrative, workflow and security aches and pains so you can concentrate on what's important: Your patients.

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Tags: Document Management, Paperless Office, ECM, go paperless, Technology,, Healthcare

How to Keep Your Healthcare Records Healthy

Posted by Dan Termale on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

health recordsIn the healthcare industry, not having access to information when you need it can have serious implications – sometimes fatal. If a doctor needs to review a patient’s record in an emergency situation, they need to have the access and availability to do so.

Due to federal mandates, we’re seeing an increase in the amount of digital health records. But there’s still plenty of information that exists outside core health information technology (HIT) applications, meaning that information is not always accessible when healthcare staff needs it.

Fortunately, many healthcare organizations have found that an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution for healthcare exists to remedy these maladies. 

This ECM solution works to ensure that any and all information is readily available to clinicians and staff within the applications they already use and know. The results? Improvements in patient care and service while simultaneously reducing operational costs.

Having a healthcare ECM solution will:

  1. Extend the value of existing IT investments (present patient information through emergency medical records [EMRs])
  2. Save time and resources while reducing risk in health information management (HIM), such as information control and automation
  3. Support informed care with clinical device integration (data from disparate systems)
  4. Realize timelier reimbursements  (work only on exceptions)

health recordsAdditionally, our ECM solutions offer a full-featured information management suite that can scale to all areas of an organization, supporting thousands of end-users. More importantly, it offers healthcare-specific functionality to meet clinical and business departmental needs. Because it integrates with existing software applications — including the EMR and ERP — our ECM solutions allow users to leverage existing IT expenditures and keep users in one consistent, productive application environment.

ECM solutions for healthcare organizations also reduce costs while maintaining high levels of care and service in:

  1. Health information management with secure electronic storage of patient information
  2. Clinical care by uniting ultrasound images and data with the EMR
  3. Patient financial services with automated management of financial documentation and data
  4. Administration with automated workflow for accounting, finance and human resources

healthcare solutionsThese cost saving benefits are significant, especially with the recent debate over healthcare. An aging population, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and greater access to insurance as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will drive consumer demand for healthcare services. At the same time, reimbursements are becoming decreasingly tied to the consumption of healthcare and more aligned with the outcome. The result is less revenue for the hospital, so they have to save money somewhere. An ECM solution allows them to do so.

For more information on how an ECM solution might benefit you, contact us!

Tags: Paperless Office, BPM, ECM, Document Imaging, go paperless, Healthcare

Managing Your Information in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Brianna Smith on Thu, Mar 05, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

health-care-industryWithin the Healthcare industry, theres a lot of information that exists outside core HIT applications, meaning that information is not always accessible when healthcare staff needs it.

Fortunately, the OnBase Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution for Healthcare exists to remedy this particular issue. 

The Healthcare ECM solution works to ensure that any and all information is readily available to clinicians and staff within the applications they already use and know. This results in improvements in patient care and service while simultaneously reducing operational costs.

This ECM solution for healthcare organizations will:

  1. Extend the value of existing IT investments (present Patient information through EMRs)

  2. Save time and resources while reducing risk in HIM (information control and automation)

  3. Support informed care with clinical device integration (data from disparate systems)

  4. Realize timelier reimbursements  (work only on exceptions)

IndustrySolutions_HealthcarePageImageAdditionally, this ECM solution offers a full-featured document management suite that can scale to all areas of an organization organization, supporting thousands of end-users. More importantly, OnBase offers healthcare-specific functionality to meet clinical and business departmental needs. Because it integrates with existing software applications, including the EMR and ERP, OnBase allows users to leverage existing IT expenditures and keep users in one consistent, productive application environment.

This ECM solution for healthcare organizations also reduces costs while maintaining high levels of care and service in:

  1. Health information management with secure electronic storage of patient information

  2. Clinical care by uniting ultrasound images and data with the EMR

  3. Patient financial services with automated management of financial documentation and data

  4. Administration with automated workflow for accounting, finance and human resources

Healthcare-Savings-Blue-Piggy-Bank768x512-700x466These cost saving benefits are important, especially with the recent debate over healthcare. An aging population, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and greater access to insurance as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will drive consumer demand for healthcare services. At the same time, reimbursements are becoming  decreasingly tied to the consumption of healthcare and more aligned with the outcome. The result is less revenue for the hospital, so they have to save money somewhere. An ECM solutions allows them to do so.

For more information on how an ECM solution might benefit you, contact us!

 

Tags: OnBase, ECM, Workflow, Going Green, go paperless, Healthcare