Healthcare: the paradigm shift
Today’s healthcare industry is on the brink of a major shift: the opportunity to move from caring for sick patients on a case-by-case basis to providing holistic, proactive, and personalized long-term accountable health management. Such a dramatic change requires overcoming a number of challenges: the need to alter workflow processes, adapt to new workplace cultures, define processes for handling reimbursements, and manage organizational change. In addition—and perhaps the most technically daunting challenge of the evolving healthcare model—is that it requires an end-to-end digital health framework that enables clients to coordinate care across the extended healthcare ecosystem.
To help the industry realize the goal of delivering collaborative care, HP has developed innovative solutions that give healthcare providers around the world the opportunity to achieve process efficiencies, tangible cost savings, and improved patient outcomes.
Of course, it is your clinical teams—the doctors and nurses—who really determine the quality of patient outcomes. But like other professionals, their success depends partly upon having the right information where and when they need it. And that is where HP can help.
HP offers a wide range of services and solutions specifically designed for healthcare providers. These can help you get the most of your printing and copying infrastructure, manage your environment, and digitize and streamline document-intensive processes to increase productivity. By helping you to improve workflows in areas such as admissions, at the nursing station, and in the medical records department, we can help you improve outcomes where it counts most: in delivering quality care.
Checkup: what HP Managed Print Services & Solutions can offer you
HP offers a wide range of imaging and printing solutions and services for healthcare providers.
In an ongoing quest to maximize your hospital administration’s productivity and drive down costs, you might be surprised by the savings and greater competitive advantage you can achieve with a fully optimized and well-managed printing and imaging environment. In fact, studies have shown that managing your fleet holistically can save you upwards of 30% on your printing costs. And the savings increase exponentially when the scope of work includes automating your paper-intensive workflows. This is what HP Managed Print Services (MPS) is all about, and why HP has been recognized as a leader in the field by the industry’s most respected analysts. So, whether you’re interested in improving patient outcomes, increasing productivity while lowering overall costs, or freeing up capital to drive innovation, there’s proven value in outsourcing the management of all or part of your print environment to an established partner: HP.
By consolidating many functions, such as faxing, printing, scanning and copying into cost-efficient multifunction printers (MFPs), and making sure you have the right mix of devices placed on the network where they are most needed, you can reduce human error, cut costs, increase user productivity, and increase your return on investment (ROI).
Working with HP, often as part of an HP Managed Print Services contract, the day-to-day running of your print infrastructure can be continually fine-tuned to help reduce cost and maintain high levels of productivity. HP security and “pull” printing solutions can help you reduce risk and aid with compliance mandates.
Through the deployment of HP workflow solutions and intelligent HP devices, our consultants can help you automate paper-intensive workflows. This doesn’t just help reduce costs, it also reduces administrative burdens and, most importantly, improves patient outcomes.
HP works with each client to produce a tailored package that best matches your goals
Optimize your infrastructure
In many healthcare organizations, the printing environment consists of an assortment of devices of different ages and from different vendors: some old and overworked, others state-of-the-art but, if they are not optimally placed on the network, underutilized.
When you work with HP, our consultants use HP tools to gather details of the printers on your network and produce detailed reports on users print behavior and the way in which your print, fax, copy, and scan infrastructure is used. With this information, they can design an environment that ensures you have the right mix of devices to meet the needs of your users and that these devices are placed exactly where they are needed and will be most useful.
By making sure you have the right mix of devices and consolidating print, fax, copy, and scan functions into cost-efficient multifunction devices, you can not only improve clinical and back office productivity, but also help significantly reduce costs, too.
HP Flow MFPs consolidate fax machines, printers, copiers and desktop scanners into one device, that include HP high speed and reliable scanning technology:
- HP EveryPage – ultrasonic multi-page detection to insure every page is scanned.
- Single page duplex scanning
- Keyboard for manual indexing
- OCR for creating searchable PDF’s
- Scan to SharePoint, email, fax and network folder
HP has one of the broadest device portfolios on the market: from single-function HP LaserJet printers that fit on a desktop to departmental multifunction devices. No matter what your requirements, you can be confident that HP has the mix of devices to match. With the right mix of devices, you can balance cost and productivity.
Manage your environment
After optimization, the next step is to ensure that your infrastructure stays in peak condition. There are a number of ways HP can help you achieve this goal.
Increasingly, many healthcare organizations are choosing to outsource some or all of their day-to-day imaging and printing management under an HP Managed Print Services contract. This is a flexible contract that can be tailored to your organization’s needs. By outsourcing some or all of your print and copy provision to HP, you free your own support staff to concentrate on other tasks such as EMR and/or CPOE implementation, and you can reduce ongoing imaging and printing costs.
Alternatively, your IT support department may choose to implement market-leading HP remote print management tools. These provide the tools you need to support and maintain your imaging and printing fleet centrally at optimum efficiency.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP Web Jetadmin is a market-leading remote print management program. It can integrate closely with Microsoft Active Directory and allows IT support staff to remotely maintain and troubleshoot your entire fleet, simplifying and reducing the cost of day-to-day management. And it is free to download; just go to: hp.com/go/webjetadmin
HP Universal Print Driver
The HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) is a single driver that supports all HP business printers and multifunction devices. It offers a range of features comparable to those of the device’s own driver, while reducing the cost of driver certification and simplifying the printing experience of mobile users. Download the free HP UPD at: hp.com/go/upd
HP security solutions
Compliance and patient data confidentiality are key concerns for healthcare organizations. Using HP Access Control “pull” printing solutions, documents are printed when an authorized user identifies themselves at the printer, using a PIN, swipe card or other means. So documents aren’t left lying at the printer for anyone to read.
Other security options include the encryption of data as it travels across the network and the use of secure, encrypted hard disks in your HP multifunction printers.
Sensitive documents, such as prescriptions, can be protected with the HP Prescription Printing Security Solution, which includes printed security features that guard against unauthorized copying and alteration.
The HP Imaging and Printing Security Center (HP IPSC) can also help increase security, strengthen compliance, and reduce risk across your imaging and printing fleet. HP IPSC uses a policy-based approach to secure devices, enabling print administrators and security officers to streamline the process of deploying and monitoring devices by applying a single security policy across the fleet.
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With HP remote print management tools, you can easily support and maintain your printer, scanner, and copier fleet at optimum efficiency for your “always on” infrastructure.