Organisations in the care sector are under pressure to deliver optimal levels of care to increasing numbers of patients.
With tighter restrictions on budgets and more emphasis placed on maximising the value of technology investments, it is vital for care service providers to eliminate ineffective processes that can keep employees away from patient care.
Printing is a necessary task – documents such as patient notes and activity sheets need to printed, often on a daily basis. However, in addition to lowering consumable costs (ink, toner) – companies in the care sector can also free up employee time with print management.
If employees are continually taken away from essential admin tasks i.e. updating and managing patient records, writing up meeting notes and improving process documentation, to deal with printer problems and monitor/order ink supplies – extra burden, unneeded distractions and resource concerns can arise. This is the last thing needed in an already fast-paced, stressful environment.
Print management takes some of the strain, letting staff focus on patient care i.e. ensuring that patient records are kept up-to-date and shared correctly between staff. This is a vital task – failure to do so could be detrimental to both the patient and the carer involved.
Additionally, invoicing is simplified – this can be a somewhat complex process for many care service providers, due to the management of numerous suppliers. If a company has multiple invoices for printing activities (i.e. consumables, hardware and engineer/maintenance costs) – even more pressure is placed on the accounting department. Single, transparent invoicing is enabled by Print Management.
In summary, Print Management truly enables care providers to concentrate on patient care, increase customer satisfaction and seize control of their budget. Find out more with our free guide – 5 Hidden Benefits of Managed Print Services.