There are various interesting and, dare we say, “colorful” explanations for why human beings developed color vision. Among the popular hypotheses are the ideas that our sight evolved to help us recognize possible danger, identify ripe fruit, or distinguish the emotions of those around us.
Today, color remains a powerful psychological stimulus – one that savvy schools can leverage to boost cognitive learning, and businesses may utilize to streamline their services. Reliable color-coded systems are especially beneficial for healthcare providers looking to optimize daily operations in a notoriously complex industry.
When it comes to simplifying such tasks, Samsung’s multifunctional printers (MFPs), including the MultiXpress 7 series, are just what the doctor ordered. The printers’ efficiency not only allows healthcare organizations to streamline a significant area of expenditure, but also makes it easier to provide a more seamless patient experience.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last year, Americans spent $3.4 trillion on healthcare. By 2025, that figure is projected to reach a staggering $5.5 trillion.
Rising costs place pressure on healthcare providers – and their IT decision makers – to enhance efficiency without compromising the quality of their services. Hospitals rely on printers to produce the reams of forms, charts, and labeling materials required to offer excellent care. Far too often, however, inefficient printing practices result in needless costs, which makes exploring ways to streamline these tasks an absolute must.
Whether the job requires mobility, digitization, or simply speed, Samsung MFPs are built to do it all. Here are a few ways that healthcare providers can utilize the printers’ color printing capabilities in particular to experience more efficient document management.
It’s not an overstatement to say that color printing can literally save lives. That’s because most hospitals today, upon admission, will issue their patients a wristband listing an array of vital medical data. By color coding these wristbands, healthcare providers make it easier for staff to quickly ascertain a patient’s name, ailment(s), and other information that may be pertinent to their treatment.
Samsung’s MFPs are capable of printing up to 60 color pages per minute, offering hospitals an efficient means to speed up this aspect of patient admittance. Color-coded wristbands also foster more personal interactions between medical staff and their patients, allowing doctors to instantly obtain the information they need from interacting with the patient him or herself, rather than scanning a form or chart.
Color coding also works wonders for hospitals’ workflows, making it easier for physicians and administrators to deliver seamless service from a patient’s admission to eventual discharge. Organizing documents and reports by color can make them easier for physicians to read, and can help ensure that all documents relevant to a patient’s care are included within their file.
Samsung’s MFPs are certified to produce standout color. These solutions have been recognized with numerous Buyer’s Lab awards including that latest 2017 Summer Pick for C4060FX, and produce more vibrant hues thanks to an advanced Polymerized Toner formula that features smaller particles as well as a high wax content that not only improves image gloss, but also prevents unwanted fading.
Samsung’s toner technologies have also been awarded a TÜV Rheinland Product Safety and Quality certification for low emissions, which means that their premium color standard is certified ‘green’.
Clear and Consistent Labeling
As noted by the Food and Drug Administration, the mislabeling of documents and medications – caused by a variety of factors, including communication lapses and overstressed staff – can be quite common. This, of course, can pose great risks for the patients under their care.
Color-coded medication labels alleviate this issue, allowing instructions, dosages and allergy information to be highlighted in hues that catch the eye. Samsung’s proprietary color-enhancing technology, Rendering Engine for Clean Page (ReCP), makes printing high-quality labels simple, and adds extra oomph to color while ensuring crystal clear text and images.
A Cure for Printing Woes
When properly utilized, color printing, and the efficiency offered by Samsung’s cost-effective MFPs, can allow healthcare providers to spend less time on admin and more time caring for their patients. The difference, as they say, is black and white.
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