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Canon U.S.A. Showcases Solutions and Services that can Help Healthcare Providers Achieve a More Complete EHR Strategy at HIMSS 2016


MELVILLE, N.Y., February 29, 2016 – Patient and physician satisfaction can be impacted by the performance of an organization’s health information management system and the ability to access and share accurate patient information between care providers and administrative staff. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate solutions and services aimed to help optimize the capture and dissemination of paper-based information, an important aspect of an organization’s EHR strategy, at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference from February 29 – March 3, 2016 in Las Vegas at booth #1059. 

According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a vast majority of acute care hospitals possess EHR technology certified to meet federal requirements1. Yet, over a billion hard-copy clinical documents are produced annually in the U.S.2, and this paper-based information can be difficult to share among care providers and administrative staff.  Visitors to the Canon booth at HIMSS 2016 will discover ways that Canon is helping healthcare professionals capture and transfer patient data to Health Information Technology (HIT) applications with the help of imageFORMULA document scanners, imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, and advanced software solutions and services to help users access more of the information they need, when they need it.

Canon solutions can help healthcare organizations address the overload of labor intensive paper-based records and their associated workflow inefficiencies, while helping provide security for sensitive documents; transforming information from paper to digital format. Once electronic, documents can be indexed, stored, searched, and accessed through computers and networks by multiple people at the same time. This allows tasks to be done simultaneously and can enhance the organization’s overall EHR strategy. Canon will be displaying solutions designed to address both the centralized and decentralized capture needs of healthcare providers in complementary workflows.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices can provide scan-to-EHR solutions that enable providers to quickly and easily transfer information directly into EHRs at the point of care or in administrative offices, assisting in obtaining a more complete patient record that can have an impact the delivery of care. Canon’s new third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE system shown in the booth features capabilities valuable to healthcare organizations such as strong authentication, metrics capture and reporting capabilities to help drive operational efficiency and support a complete patient document process that can help improve accuracy and access over less advanced workflows. Canon uniFLOW authorized access at the MFP and secure scanning to help make the overall process more secure to aid an organization’s strategy for HIPAA compliance.

From admissions areas in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices to the nurses station, Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP systems and imageFORMULA document scanners coupled with document imaging software solutions such as Canon’s uniFLOW, Kofax Virtual ReScan Elite and OnBase by Hyland can help decrease the delay in information sharing through capturing patient data, referral records, or handwritten notes and sending time sensitive information quickly to staff members or uploading to a secure environment. Capable of processing large amounts of documents in centralized scanning environments, the imageFORMULA DR-G1130 production document scanner facilitates the storage of patient files and back-file conversion activities.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore another key aspect of an EHR strategy; capturing the information contained in legacy paper-based medical records and making it easily accessible. The Digital Conversion Services for Healthcare, offered through Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. is designed to help medical providers improve efficiency of their business operations, facilitate compliance with healthcare regulations related to managing patient information, and promote well-coordinated patient care. This service can include the digitization of hard copy documents, inventory management of files to help ensure a complete reconciliation process is established, preparation of physical document contents to make them “scan-ready,” and the scanning of the prepared charts, leveraging Canon devices and image software technologies. With the Digital Conversion Services, Canon can help enable healthcare providers to integrate the existing paper files with their EHR systems and spend more time where it really counts –focused on improving quality of care and patient safety.

Canon can also help healthcare organizations achieve productivity gains and cost management through Canon Managed Document Services (MDS). Canon MDS is a unified offering for total output and document solutions management consisting of a complete program customized within an organization’s time frame, specific to its unique business needs.  From the printed page to the electronic document, Canon can provide a portfolio of custom services to help the organization achieve its business goals for cost reduction, improved serviceability, support and document accessibility.

For more information, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.


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1 ONC Data Brief No. 23, April 2015, Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2014

2 Health Story Project Fact Sheet, s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-himss/files/production/public/FileDownloads/HIMSS Health Story Project_FactSheet.pdf