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HP Print For The Intelligent Hospital

HP Print For The Intelligent Hospital

HP print and compute solutions enable providers and empower patients with secure, patient-centered care throughout the healthcare organization—from ER to inpatient care to discharge and beyond.

This high-volume, high-turnover entry-point for patients and visitors exposes multiple access points to the healthcare network. Streamline patient flow and provider access while securing patient data, increasing patient safety and reducing medical errors.

Staff need to efficiently and securely capture patient medical and insurance data, print lab labels and wristbands, patient IDs, and pre-admission forms. This high-traffic area requires protection from theft and hacking personal health information (PHI) and other confidential data.

An environment with both in-patient and outpatient flow, radiology is home to expensive and technical imaging devices requiring high-level processing and storage within PACS environments. Securing data in storage must meet FDA/HIPAA guidelines. Staff need to be well-trained and granted tiered access depending upon skill-level and position.

Data must be kept secure across all devices within this high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Surgeons are utilizing 3D compute technologies to help simulate a patient’s anatomy, while printing includes pre-op guidelines, patient charts, vitals monitoring procedures, and post-op protocols.

Clinicians need simplified, timely and secure communication, collaboration and access to patient data at the point of care, while making rounds, at nursing stations or as they move throughout the hospital.

The pharmacy fills prescriptions for the hospital’s patients and distributes these across the hospital. Pharmacy staff must scan barcodes, print labels and keep accurate inventory of all medications. It’s critical to protect against loss, censure, or liability while transferring confidential scripts and documents across the network.

Effective communications including clear and comprehensive patient discharge instructions help improve patient interactions and reduce readmissions. Printouts include post-op care, dietary, pharma scripts and guidelines. Billing confirmations are typically reviewed and signed before the patient leaves the facility, requiring a secure platform for transactions.

The insurance and payment landscape is in flux. Although most desire to fully migrate to an electronic patient billing system, complexities in coding, billing and patient access require them to still print and mail paper copies. At the same time, with cybersecurity threats aimed at healthcare on the rise, billing departments must employ sophisticated measures to keep patient data secure across all touchpoints, including data, device and identity.

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