Healthcare organisations are facing severe financial pressures, with trusts across the country spending more to provide vital services than they’re bringing in. In 2015 they were set the challenge of finding £22 billion in savings by 2020 to keep up with the rising healthcare demands of an ageing population. Paper process have been targeted as one key problem area as manual processes are slow, labour intensive, and subject to data entry errors, which combined with increased compliancy pressures creates high operational costs.
Healthcare organisations are currently focused on how technology will shape the future of their industry. They are looking to the IT departments to deliver the strategy and technologies that will give them the strongest position in the future and deliver savings right now. To succeed in the rapidly changing landscape of technology and patient needs, Healthcare organisations will need to change their current practices as they become ever more outdated.
The Alaris Healthcare solution portfolio includes award winning scanners, the latest in automation software to enable the processing and routing of patient care-critical data, and service to ensure reliability and improved results. We enable Healthcare organisations to capture documents via our scanners, MFP’s, emails, fax servers, mobile phones and more. Utilising OCR technology we process images, data and forms to classify documents, validate data, extract key information, route data to your back-office system and trigger notifications to relevant clinicians and departments. By automating tasks usually completed by staff we eliminate manual data entry, reduce data entry errors, enhance collaboration and increase productivity which in turn reduces operational costs, improves compliance, and speeds up access to patient data for clinicians reducing patient waiting times.
Digitising Medical Files in Record Time
In response to the Government direction to create a digital Healthcare system by 2020 the Royal Free needed to make paper data available in digital format. Historical patient records, day forwarding documents and also accident and emergency data needed be made available in digital format within strict time frames to ensure access for clinicians to improve patient care.
Working with our partner MISL we offered a digitisation process that would make critical patient care information available within OpenText for clinicians to access quickly during treatment. Ensuring information was made available within strict time frames and also that image quality
was at its highest quality were crucial.
"Digitising our medical records library is in line with the Government’s QIPP agenda, Jeremy Hunt’s challenge that Trusts should be paper-lite and, of course, our desire to keep improving patient care. Fast access to notes via computers delivers this and means our clinicians now have patient records right at their finger tips." Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, The Royal Free.
Oxford University Hospitals’ HR Function Achieves Paper-lite Status
The decision to relocate Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s central HR function to new premises in Cowley, Oxford, made digitising all HR records, a pressing requirement.
Working with our partner Folding Space we offered an end-to-end integration meaning that users could quickly digitise their historic and ongoing HR data. A simple scan to back end system approach that covered multiple devices meaning that the whole HR team were able to digitise on demand.
"We are confident that the return on investment on this initiative will be very strong." Caroline Davies, Interim Head of Recruitment, OUH.
Providing Doctors Better Access to Patient Information Improves Patient Care
Overwhelmed with patient data trapped on paper Aintree Hospital were desperately seeking a way to make patient information easy to locate and use during patient treatment.
Working with our partners CCube Solutions and Capita we put in place an end-to-end integration which included desktop scanners in various departments around the organisation as well as production capture for the back scanning of historic records.
"The Trust has an aggressive IT strategy and wants to invest in technology to drive service improvements. The EDMS solution is a major step towards digitizing patient records." Ward Priestman, Director of Informatics, Aintree University Hospital.
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