In this age of lower Medicare spending, hospitals and healthcare providers are working to find new and innovative ways to lowers their expenses while still maintaining high levels of patient satisfaction. Print companies have a role to play in this as well.
One way that this can be accomplished is through the transferring of patients’ paper records into an electronic format. This allows them to be accessed more quickly, and doctors, nurses and other members of the healthcare team can view them with greater accessibility. A printing company can assist with the document scanning process that converts the old paper files to the new digital format, which is often less expensive and more efficient that doing it in house.
Another area in which improvements can be made is in keeping people healthy in the first place. Family physicians can play a major role in this by performing routine diagnostic tests to screen for and detect diseases early on, before they become serious. They can also make sure to provide their patients with the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. Brochure printers can make an impact here by producing high quality, informative pamphlets and other materials that let the public know about different health-related issues and how they can make changes to be as healthy as they can possibly be.
These are just two examples of how printing companies can assist the different players in the healthcare system in making the best use of the Medicare dollars available.