Kno2 Healthcare Information-Exchange Platform Now Available for Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs

bizhub_223_large_b.jpgKonica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s formed a strategic alliance with Inofile to distribute Inofile’s Kno2, a clinical document-exchange platform for healthcare that enables patient-care facilities to securely exchange patient information via the cloud using scanners, MFPs, and health-information networks. The partnership includes an exclusive Kno2 user interface that’s integrated into the Konica Minolta bizhub MFP’s control panel for a user experience not available with any other MFP manufacturer.

“Even with the significant advances in EMR adoption, a tremendous amount of paper-based records are faxed or mailed when a patient is transferred from one healthcare facility to another,” commented Sam Errigo, senior vice president of Business Intelligence Services for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. “Through our partnership with Inofile, we can assist healthcare customers by providing an integrated solution that delivers digital patient information in an efficient and secure manner that complies with HIPAA and HITECH technology standards. This exciting new technology offers an end-to-end solution to easily capture a complete patient record and share that information across the continuum of care dramatically reducing the amount of paperwork when transferring records from one facility to another.”

Kno2 is available through Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Healthcare solution portfolio, a suite of products, software, and services designed to address the challenges facing healthcare facilities. Integrating Kno2 with Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs enables users to capture, exchange, and receive patient information or other documentation in healthcare-compatible formats with a variety of health-information exchanges, including Surescripts, the predominant health-information network; Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems; and outside providers or partners. This provides healthcare facilities with an on-ramp to Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements with secure messaging to pass patient data across healthcare providers for accurate and efficient delivery of care.

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“Imagine how efficiently healthcare facilities could operate if outdated fax technology was replaced with a standards-based platform where all points of care could exchange patient information simply, securely, and affordably,” says Jon Elwell, CEO of Inofile. “We have made this opportunity a reality and will move healthcare forward by combining our Kno2 technology with Konica Minolta’s formidable suite of products and market presence. Now healthcare organizations of all sizes and segments can immediately participate in a faster, more effective and secure exchange of information to improve efficiency and elevate care.”

Kno2 has also earned certification in Konica Minolta’s bizhub Extended Solutions Technology (bEST) program. Part of Konica Minolta’s bizhub OP (Open Platform), the bEST program enables a seamless interface between bizhub MFPs and software applications residing on a PC or server.

For more information on Kno2, visit Inofile here.

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