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GDPR is a call to healthcare industry to improve paper problem

  After four years of extensive preparation and debate, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, 2018. U.S. healthcare systems globally expanded or actively marketing and delivering care to EU patients will need to comply. While few U.S. healthcare providers have expanded globally, those that have include […]


In one of my recent posts, I described a two-part challenge that exists in healthcare today: Most healthcare organizations still face the need to print a lot of information, such as patient records, consent/release forms, physicians’ instructions, prescriptions, discharge summaries and much more. As much as hospitals and healthcare organizations are attempting to reduce their […]


Healthcare organizations know that the necessary task of printing patient information puts them at risk of violating patient privacy regulations — as well as internal security protocols. One result of this concern is a big increase in the number of devices, as staff turn to standalone desk units to help protect patient privacy. But the […]


Many healthcare organizations today face a challenging to-do list as they continue to implement the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. This model measures healthcare organizations on their progress toward achieving the ideal paperless patient record environment using professional document management solutions. As background, compliance now requires the use and storage of “meaningful” electronic records, but […]


Today, most hospitals, clinics and healthcare organizations continue to receive and process high volumes of paper. This is especially true for important printing workflows such as medical records, prescriptions and admissions documents. Yet the reliance on paper continues to pose serious security risks, and they could be more significant than you think. To help, we […]


February brought together 42,000-plus healthcare IT professionals at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Florida. From agenda sessions to hallway conversations, it was clear that healthcare IT leaders are focused on new technology and how it continues to impact their efforts to create secure environments for document sharing, patient data […]


Many hospitals, clinics and healthcare organizations today talk about going paperless. In fact, according to a recent research report from IDC, more than 40% of healthcare organizations report that they have a paper-reduction initiative in place (IDC, Page Volume in Hospitals, November 2016). Yet even hospitals that have achieved late-stage Meaningful Use status still receive […]