To improve healthcare business processes and to ensure the best patient care, service providers need to digitize and automate the collection, distribution and management of infor- mation. But although the need is acknowledged, questions remain about the right combina- tion of solutions that will achieve a paperless environment. A number of these questions focus on electronic document management:
This whitepaper argues that implementing an electronic document management application is essential technology for any healthcare business, whether a single person practice or a multi- facility hospital organization, regardless of the practice-specific applications already in place. It provides examples of how the technology is used in various functional areas and/or departments of a healthcare provider organization. And it discusses the range of functionality available.