Much of the information needed to supply high-quality; accountable health care is locked in paper or document form. A further challenge is that when dealing with a specific case, such as a cancer patient, there are many parties involved…oncologists, surgeons, pharmacists etc.
In my recent experience, a family member was treated incorrectly for a side effect of a specific cancer treatment. The cancer treatment alone is a crippling experience. Then, to also suffer extreme pain before spending a prolonged period in hospital is both stressful to the patient and their family. This is an incident that could have been avoided, had all the relevant information, such as written notes, text and medical forms been easily available and stored in a central repository and had the information been easy to access through a simple look-up feature.
The experience of a loved one suffering unnecessarily has made me realise the importance of products, such as our E-Copy Sharescan offering and how it can assist in improving the care given to patients, as well as assist the medical staff giving the care.
I have touched on a few of the benefits that can be achieved by using E-Copy Sharescan for Clinical Document Capture:
- Simplify “At Point of Care” scanning, this can be done either at an MFP (Multi-Functional-Printer) or captured via any Mobile device, these are then deposited into the Centralized EHR (Electronic Health Record), using our OCR technology
- E-Copy improves physician productivity, and eliminates frustration by creating easy-to-find, logically named PDF/A files-this reduces the time spent trying to retrieve relevant information. E-Copy allows dynamic patient look-ups with PDQ (Patient Demographic Query) support
- Barcodes and Cover Sheets can be used to support the Batch Processing of documents, ensuring that the correct documents reach the correct File destinations, which reduces incorrect filing of Patient records
Capturing information stored in documents, at the point of care, automatically routing these to the correct centralized folder destination and then making these documents easy to access can save both the patient and the care givers unnecessary pain and stress.