Epson forms partnership to help over-stretched NHS providers

New deal with Docman will help to prioritise patients

Epson Europe has formed an alliance with Docman to manage the digital transfer of clinical correspondence across a range of healthcare settings.

Docman will use Epson scanners to increase efficiencies in the healthcare sector.

This partnership with, in turn, benefit the 200,000 NHS staff members, 6,000 GP practices and 125 secondary care organisations the company supports.

With healthcare providers constantly under budget and time restraints, business processes need to be as productive, reliable and affordable as possible

“We understand that resources are scarce in the healthcare sector, so this partnership works to ensure that organisations are free to focus on what they do best: patient care,” said Ric Thompson, managing director at Docman.

Docman tested five Epson scanners, allowing for official accreditation of their compatibility with Docman 7, 8 and 10 of its cloud-based software platforms. They subsequently chose a range of products including the Epson DS-530, DS-770 and DS-860 which will complement Docman’s scanning capabilities and increase the efficiency of the company’s digital transfer of care.

Epson’s range of best-in-class business scanners provide a range of invaluable productivity features for healthcare customers, helping to reduce manual processes by integrating critical paperwork into digital workflows by scanning medical notes and patient updates straight to electronic records. This helps speed up information sharing, offers multiple security options to keep confidential data safe, and minimises time spent filling out forms.

Docman is the leading supplier of advanced electronic document management, workflow and transfer software for primary, secondary and social healthcare organisations. Its technology is responsible for maintaining detailed records and documents for over 40 million patients and managing over three million items of patient correspondence weekly.

We understand that resources are scarce in the healthcare sector, so this partnership works to ensure that organisations are free to focus on what they do best: patient care

Docman’s flagship product, Docman 10, is a platform for the future. Accessed entirely through a web browser, it manages inbound clinical correspondence through one-click workflow.

Kevin Dobson, product manager for business scan, Epson UK, said: “With healthcare providers constantly under budget and time restraints, business processes need to be as productive, reliable and affordable as possible.”

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