Lexmark ‘Point of Care Scanning for Healthcare’ Said to Make Capturing Paper Healthcare Docs Easier, More Accurate

Lexmark International continues to expand its document-scanning and processing solutions for vertical markets, yesterday introducing its Point of Care Scanning solution for healthcare environments. It says the new solution gets paper-based patient data into EMR (electronic medical records) digital depositaries faster, helping healthcare providers meet Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 7 requirements.

“According to HIMSS Analytics, a key requirement in reaching HIMSS Stage 7 requirements involves the capture of paper medical records,” commented Ken Woodruff, Lexmark Healthcare industry director. “To be validated as a Stage 7 hospital, all clinically relevant information must exist electronically in the EMR within 24 hours of creation. Lexmark Point of Care Scanning provides hospitals a user-friendly, cost-efficient way to simplify this information capture and meet this HIMSS Stage 7 requirement.”

Lexmark Point of Care Scanning for HIMSS Stage 7 uses Lexmark “smart” copier/MFPs to streamline, simplify, and enhance the capture of clinical information at the point of care. “The solution can be configured to meet hospitals wherever they are on the HIMSS Stage 7 attainment process and integrate with their existing systems,” Woodruff said.

The Lexmark Smart MFP customizable interface is said to ensures that healthcare employees require need minimal training. Fast capture at the MFP is said to enable batch capture of multiple records without having to use a PC-based workstations, expensive software, or desktop document scanners. Users can review the entire document at the MFP before sending to health-information management (HIM) workflows for better patient record quality. Lexmark says its MFPs feature advanced scanning capability to help prevent double feeds, misfeeds, skewed images, and more.

The firm says it employed HIM-credentialed workflow experts to assist in designing a solution configured for each hospital’s unique needs and workflows.

“More than 1,400 hospitals in North America use Lexmark technology for mission critical output so we know this industry well,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Healthcare providers are challenged to keep up with an ever-changing set of regulations and technology innovations. Lexmark Point of Care Scanning helps hospitals overcome one of the top challenges to achieving HIMSS Stage 7 requirements. It is the latest addition to our robust healthcare offering that helps providers gain efficiencies and deliver better patient care.”

For more information on Point of Care Scanning, visit Lexmark here, and for more information on other Lexmark healthcare solutions, visit Lexmark here.

Other recently introduced document-scanning and processing solutions from Lexmark for vertical markets include targeted solutions for banking, government, and retail (see below for more).

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