The development of IT technology has forever changed the healthcare industry for the better. Accessing patient information has become easier than ever with electronic medical records (HER) systems and online patient portals. This convenience allows patients to access and view their own health records and order prescriptions with ease. But with the added benefits of enhanced accessibility and convenience is the erosion of one of the cornerstones for healthcare professionals, namely doctor-patient confidentiality. There has been a dramatic increase in the risks associated with the digitization of medical records, such as unauthorized access to patients’ medical history.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers report on 2015 healthcare industry trends, health practitioners and associates regard patient privacy as more important than convenience. Furthermore, there have also been a number of laws passed recently that require greater accountability and discretion from people working in the healthcare industry.
Samsung Printing Solutions for Healthcare Industry
Hospitals have some of the highest demands from its printing environment. Hundreds of confidential documents, such as patient registration forms and surgery consent forms, are faxed, scanned, and printed every hour from each corner of the hospital. That is why it is imperative for hospitals to have reliable and customized printing solutions that support each stage of patient care.
With Samsung Printing Solutions, hospitals will be able to strengthen their IT capabilities and assure their patients that personal information is being kept safe. For example, Samsung SecuThru™ Lite 2 provides uncomplicated, secure printing for authorized users by offering card authentication and secure release printing features. In addition, SecuThru™ Lite 2’s smooth integration with existing systems as well as its simple interface allows users to easily request and view print jobs.
This system is operational without a server, which reduces operational costs including the recruitment and staffing of technicians. That is to say, Samsung guarantees a high-level of security for patient information without complicated procedures, without compromising a high-level of performance, and with an added bonus of reducing costs.
In addition, Samsung offers a reliable printer fleet management solution in the form of SyncThru™ Admin, which comes equipped with the Light Weight Directory Access Protocol. This tool is easy to install, and allows healthcare professionals to do what IT technicians were normally depended on doing, namely monitoring and diagnosing multiple printing devices – Samsung makes it that easy, and what’s more, all these management tasks can be done remotely. In addition, SyncThru™ Admin automatically collects summary data and sends analysis reports to whoever in the hospital is responsible for printer management in order to ensure that the print infrastructure is maintained at an advanced and professional performance level.
Strengthen Patients’ Trust with Samsung Printing Solutions
Maintaining vigilance in securing the confidentiality of patients’ medical history is not just a distinguishing factor between hospitals’ level of patient care; it is mandated by law and healthcare institutions must implement proper procedures and acquire the infrastructure to support this mandate. When it comes to healthcare services, ‘trust’ is the most important value. Build and strengthen your patient relationships based on trust with Samsung.