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'Infrastructure revolution' for healthcare: Fuji Xerox

Ross O. Storey | March 18, 2011
New healthcare portal solution claimed to bridge the gap between paper and digital records.

Document management specialist Fuji Xerox has launched a new system - now available in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore - which it maintains represents "an infrastructure revolution" for the healthcare sector.

Fuji Xerox says its healthcare portal solution is designed to streamline administrative workflow and enable users to easily access electronic forms and documents on-demand from any Web browser or Fuji Xerox Multifunction Device (MFD).

The company says the healthcare portal solution "aims to abridge the intricacy of administrative tasks without compromising on accuracy and security".

"This automated, electronic process prompts users to ensure accurate input of patients' medical history and health information, minimising opportunities for costly human error," Fuji Xerox said in an official statement. "ID and password authentication secures confidential documents which can be made accessible to selected users."

Koji Tezuka, senior general manager, for the Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific International Business Group, said excellent and intensive patient care for healthcare organisations was vital.

Less time on administration


"The healthcare portal solution takes on the demanding role of administration, enabling healthcare professionals to spend less time on administrative tasks and more focus on patient care," Tezuka said. "With its smart document management functions, it also contributes to a greener working environment."

He said that, in the paper-intensive healthcare industry, the current forms management flow continued to be a laborious process. Despite migrating patients' data to electronic records, healthcare organisations still face day-to-day obstacles as most are still using pre-printed forms and manually filling up patient's information.

The official statement said: "Working hand-in-hand with the Hospital and Clinic Information Systems, Fuji Xerox's Healthcare Portal Solution offers an effortless integration to the existing infrastructure and is customisable for organisations as small as a clinic, to as big as a healthcare group with several clinics and hospitals.

"The solution also eases the move towards electronic medical records (EMR) by bridging the gap between paper and electronic records and helps facilitate compliance requirements required of healthcare organisations."

Fuj Xerox said: "Digital forms created can be shared within the hospital's own network, or even within a connected network of hospitals sharing the same database. The solution can also automatically generate barcodes on forms in seconds and create form packs and populate them with patients' information."



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