It’s a scenario that is all too typical on the day of discharge: At a time when critical information must be conveyed to patients — from follow-up instructions and prescriptions to maps and appointment reminders — nurses find themselves walking back and forth to the printer, retrieving document after document.
Every day, precious time and resources are lost in healthcare organizations as providers print documents separately, often from multiple systems and to multiple printers, and collect stacks of paper to deliver to patients. That’s not even counting the time staff must spend maintaining printers and traveling back and forth to them.
But what if there were a better way?
For progressive healthcare organizations, an approach called output management is changing the way they monitor and manage multifunction printers (MFPs) and other output devices across the enterprise.