Lexmark Introduces Point of Care Scanning for Healthcare

New solution gets paper-based patient data into the EMR faster, helping healthcare providers meet HIMSS Stage 7 requirements.

Lexmark recently announced the availability of Lexmark Point of Care Scanning for Healthcare, a solution that enables providers to quickly and easily capture paper medical records and incorporate them into health information management (HIM) workflow, helping providers meet HIMSS Stage 7 requirements.

“According to HIMSS Analytics, a key requirement in reaching HIMSS Stage 7 requirements involves the capture of paper medical records,” said 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 leverages the power of a Lexmark smart multifunction printer (MFP) to streamline, simplify and enhance the capture of clinical information, right 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 ensures clinical users need minimal training. Fast capture at the MFP allows for batch capture of multiple records without PC-based workstations, expensive software or desktop scanners. Users can review the entire document at the MFP before sending to HIM workflow for better patient record quality. Lexmark MFPs feature advanced scanning capability to help prevent double feeds, misfeeds, skewed images and more.

Lexmark puts its healthcare industry expertise at the forefront of this solution, providing 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.”

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