Ricoh Demonstrating Solutions for Paperless Healthcare at e-Health 2013 Conference and Exhibition

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada, a leading technology provider in advanced document management solutions and services, is demonstrating a broad array of powerful healthcare solutions at e-Health 2013 Conference and Exhibition.  In keeping with the conference theme of "Accelerating Change", Ricoh's Healthcare solution set is designed to help healthcare organizations take advantage of EHR investments and make rapid progress along the "Paperless Maturity Roadmap."

Conceived by Ricoh's healthcare working group (booth #1300), the "Paperless Maturity Roadmap" helps providers visualize how the strategic reduction of paper and related paper-based systems can help address the operational inefficiencies that present some of the most critical challenges in healthcare today. Progress toward a paperless state can yield better efficiencies, reduced costs and valuable improvements in operational measures. A client's current healthcare information infrastructure determines their maturity stage within the framework and suggests product/service combinations that can help them achieve deeper improvements.

One of the solutions that Ricoh will be demonstrating permits healthcare providers to easily attach loose sheet documents securely, accurately and effortlessly to a patient record in real time. Providers would be able to scan the documents on a workgroup MFP and use the software to convert as well as receive and send the electronic data in HL7-CDA, the standard language for exchange of healthcare industry information. The software would then attach the documents to the correct patient record. A prototype of this innovative software solution has been ported to operate on a dedicated Ricoh MFP. Conference attendees can view the prototype at the Ricoh booth #1300.

Under the banner "Process Optimized. Healthcare Simplified," Ricoh will also be demonstrating interoperable solutions for:

  • Advanced clinical and administrative document capture
  • Enterprise forms management
  • Enterprise content management
  • Enterprise output management

Visitors to the Ricoh booth will also have the opportunity to see Ricoh's healthcare optimized Multifunctional Printers, and to speak with healthcare related Managed Document Services (MDS) subject matter experts.

"All healthcare providers are on a journey toward a paperless environment, though no two are at the same place along the path," said Eric Fletcher, Vice President of Marketing at Ricoh Canada. "Our solutions can help any provider improve efficiency, advance their EHR agenda, and measurably improve organizational performance. In many cases we have recovered significant cost savings for our healthcare business partners that they have in turn been able to re-invest in other patient care related projects.  This is especially beneficial in the current economic climate where costs are rising, demand is growing and budgets are remaining flat."


| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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SOURCE: Ricoh Canada Inc.

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CONTACT:

Dan Newman
Ricoh Canada Inc.
Phone: 905-795-5788
E-mail: dan.newman@ricoh.ca


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