Choosing Scanners for Healthcare Organizations

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Scanners are versatile, powerful, and efficient--but they're not "one size fits all." Here's how to make sure you're getting the best machine (and the best deal!) for your healthcare organization.

Big Choices

There are a lot of choices when it comes to scanners: different makes, different models, various connectivity options, several features. With all those differences, the job can start to feel a little overwhelming--and that's okay. This is, after all, a prominent choice for your organization, and it has the power to make life simpler and smoother for employees and patients alike.

But how can you be sure you're making the right choice?

The best advice, as it turns out, is also the simplest: know your organization. Start by understanding your day-to-day and projected needs, your current goals, and the way your workflows operate, and the rest will start to fall into place.

Simple Tips

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing scanners for your healthcare organization!

#1: Compliance

No matter where you stand in the healthcare industry, compliance is a big topic. It's important to choose scanners that help compliance rather than hinder it. For example, if you choose a model that has no built-in security features, you could be putting patient records at risk--so be sure to do your research.

#2: OCR

OCR, or optical character recognition, is a lifesaving tool in the healthcare industry (no pun intended). Essentially, OCR "reads" your scanned documents and compares them to an existing database of characters so it can understand what the file says--and, using that data, it can save, store, search, and organize everything by keyword.

#3: Efficiency

Remember, a scanner will only benefit your organization if it's equipped to handle your unique needs. Be sure to research each combination of features to decide what fits best with your existing workflows, what will help you get more jobs done faster, and what boosts efficiency without cutting corners.

Are you looking to add scanners to your healthcare organization's fleet? Contact us today for all the help you need!