Are Your Forms Costing You?
HSC, also known as the Hospital for Sick Children, is like most healthcare organizations feeling a strong push to go electronic. The hospital selected an EHR solution from HMS to address these initiatives in the clinical setting, however HSC had already identified another paper-laden challenge to address — preprinted forms.
The intense focus on ‘going electronic' in healthcare today can be almost overwhelming, but not all the buzz is centered on EMR/EHR, nor should it be. Electronic forms and document automation solutions can also play an important role in your facility. Regardless of whether you are concentrating on clinical or operational departments, automating critical manual processes streamlines your workflow, increasing efficiency and cost savings throughout your facility or across your entire healthcare system.
The HSC Pediatric Center (also known as the Hospital for Sick Children), located in Washington, D.C. is in the midst of its automation endeavors. The HSC Pediatric Center is a subsidiary of The HSC Foundation, along with HSCSN (Health Services for Children with Special needs), and HSC Home Care, all of which comprise The HSC Health Care System. For over a century, children and teens have come through the doors of HSC to receive rehabilitative and transitional care. Its patients, as a result of disease, injury, and premature birth, have complex disabilities that include developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and brain injuries. Currently, HSC is undergoing a two-pronged project that includes forms on demand and workflow solutions that have not only streamlined several internal processes, but already saves the hospital $80,000 in annual hard costs alone.
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