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What is the most efficient way to carry out medical document scanning?

Thursday 6 December 2012 12:09

Despite attempts to become more automated in the processing and storage of documents, the health sector is still awash with paper. We are not just talking about medical records, however, because like any other business they also have HR files, supplier invoices, purchase orders and documentation relating to the products they use, i.e. drugs and medication.

Archives of paper will be vast, not only making information difficult to find but also taking up precious space which would be better used to treat patients. The solution to this is to consider medical document scanning which would convert the paper into electronic format and reduce the risks which paper records inherently pose such as destruction by fire or flooding.

The options to consider for medical document scanning are either to invest in an electronic document management system or to outsource the work to a document scanning bureau or even a combination of both. If the prospect of scanning a large archive is considered to be too labour intensive and time consuming, a bureau could be used to deal with the archive and an in house system could be set up to continue scanning current paperwork going forward.

The IPC Group specialises in medical document scanning and employs a team of experienced operators who are used to dealing with all types of paperwork and of a confidential nature.

For an informal discussion on how IPC can help you make the right document management decisions on how to store medical documents please click here or call 08081 45 46 47.

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