Laserfiche will recently demonstrate its new, agile approach to ECM for healthcare organizations at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Atlanta. A new white paper outlining the approach, "ECM Agility for Healthcare," will also be available at the Laserfiche booth (# 1663).
"Pressured by regulations and driven by a clear need to streamline operations, healthcare organizations are standardizing on enterprise content management to improve data governance," said Tom Wayman, vice president of product strategy at Laserfiche. "Agile ECM systems are extensible and interoperable, so they are a natural complement to EHR, HIS and other clinical back-office applications."
Enterprise content management (ECM) allows hospitals, healthcare practices and medical billing companies to store, locate, route, approve and review both paper and electronic content—including medical records, lab results, signed privacy acknowledgments, explanation of benefits (EOB) forms, invoices, purchase orders, personnel files, compliance records, referrals and more.
An agile ECM system is one that balances central control with local flexibility. It grants individual facilities and departments the ability to modify their own filing structures and business processes, so that they can respond quickly to changing conditions. At the same time, it also provides central control over content, uniting data stored in disparate filing systems, protecting confidential information and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.
"The ability to react quickly to changing conditions is pivotal in healthcare," said Wayman. "Organizations that employ an agile ECM strategy not only complement their existing IT infrastructures, they also improve operational efficiency and responsiveness by eliminating data silos, automating core business processes and minimizing ongoing maintenance demands for IT personnel. "
Laserfiche creates simple and elegant enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that help organizations run smarter. Since 1987, more than 28,000 organizations worldwide—including medical groups, hospitals, surgery centers, laboratories, medical billing companies, health insurance companies and more—have used Laserfiche software to facilitate compliance, simplify integration with clinical and back-office applications and establish an enterprise-wide information management architecture.
The Laserfiche product suite is built upon Microsoft technologies to simplify system administration, supports Microsoft SQL and Oracle platforms and features a seamless integration with Microsoft Office applications and a two-way integration with SharePoint.