Tag Archive: Healthcare

  1. Managed Print Helps Healthcare Facilities Reduce Costs and Improve Processes

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    Hospitals and others in the healthcare industry are under constant pressure to reduce operating costs without compromising patient care. It’s a monumental task, and one no reputable healthcare facility takes lightly.

    One often-overlooked method for reducing costs is through a thorough improvement of the print environment. Here’s how managed print services can give healthcare leaders the tools they need to reduce unnecessary expenses and even bring improvements to patient care.

    1. Assessing the situation.

    Cumbersome, outdated, and inefficient print infrastructures are common in large enterprises, and the healthcare industry is no exception. With most of their time and energy devoted to patient care, healthcare administrators have few resources left over to worry about printer fleets and staff printing habits. Unfortunately, this inattention costs hospitals millions each year.

    A managed print assessment can shed light on the current state of your facility’s print environment. The best-managed print services providers can help your organization streamline bloated printer fleets and get more from the remaining devices. For some print environments, no new equipment is needed—redesigned print-related workflows using existing equipment is all that’s required to begin anew. Some organizations see a reduction in printing costs as high as 30% annually.

    2. Establishing rules.

    Healthcare employees can’t stay within your preferred printing parameters if none have been established. Rules-based printing provides proven solutions for reducing expenses through duplex printing, print monitoring, quotas, user authentications, user education, and more.

    3. Improving security.

    Robust managed print solutions help healthcare organizations comply with security mandates. Strategies like pull printing, digital signatures, password protection, data overwrite, and encryption reduces print security concerns across the organization.

    Managed print services and rules-based printing are only two ways MMIT can help your healthcare facility reduce costs and improve patient care. Get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable staff to learn about other office process solutions and equipment today!

  2. Managed Print & The Healthcare System

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    Working in the healthcare system provides employees of all kinds with high-risk, high-pressure decisions to make with very short amounts of time. No one day is the same, everyone is on their feet, going, going, going, and when it comes to printing something, the last thing your employees are thinking about it how much their printing or whether or not this print is needed. Unmonitored, print costs get out of hand and create a huge question mark in your budget. One major way that healthcare facilities have found to combat high print costs is through managed print services.

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    In a healthcare facility, your job is to help people. If your worries can be put to a minimum, you can do that even better. Managed print services monitors and analyzes printing habits and costs to help you improve and connect your network of printers. By getting processes set up through managed print services, your doctors, nurses and other staff can do their jobs. Most healthcare providers have multiple facilities, some entire campuses spanning several blocks of a city. Without monitoring, print costs can not be planned for, you can not know how efficient your machines are, and you can not reduce your spending.

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    When something goes wrong with a printer in a healthcare facility, (and as we have established, most facilities have hundreds of printers) who takes care of the issue? It is either going to be a frustrated employee who needs to attend to a patient, or they called for backup and it is the IT department. But even IT has more important things to do than troubleshoot a malfunctioning printer. Luckily, with managed print services, these problems are taken care of along with the replacement or procuring of toner, ink, and paper for printers.

    Would your healthcare facility save by utilizing managed print services? The answer is likely to be yes! Contact us today to learn more.