It’s the season for New Year’s Resolutions. While many Americans may be focused on trimming down pounds, I want to focus on the paper that still clings to our hospitals and healthcare organizations.
In our recent study with HealthLeaders, a majority of respondents stated that up to 25% of their healthcare organization’s records are paper-based. In fact, only 8% reported having zero paper-based records. Even in today’s digital world, with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and advances in tech-enabled communications, significant paper remains.
Instead of striving to go completely paperless, healthcare organizations can embrace the paper that lingers in their system. Here are three ways incorporating physical documents into digital workflows can make paper work for hospitals instead of against them.