LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 26 Lexmark International,Inc. (NYSE: LXK) is attending the Healthcare Information and ManagementSystems Society (HIMSS) conference to present solutions and services thatcomplement key IT initiatives such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR) andphysician order management to quickly enhance clinician productivity andpatient safety. The 2008 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition is being heldFeb. 24-28 in Orlando, Fla.
"Lexmark's solutions let healthcare providers affordably take immediateaction to help free clinicians from the burden of time-consuming, paper-basedprocesses," said Marty Canning, Lexmark vice president and president of itsPrinting Solutions and Services Division. "Lexmark understands the needs ofclinicians and is uniquely positioned to help them move toward an optimizedEMR infrastructure."
Lexmark will demonstrate its cost-effective document capture solutionsthat help healthcare facilities automatically scan documents into EMRmanagement systems and easily integrate with a hospital's existing ITinfrastructure. The solutions are part of Lexmark's healthcare solutions andservices suite, which also features:
Documents on Demand
Documents are essential tools in a clinician's day-to-day operations.There may be hundreds of documents and forms used in clinical areas with asmany as 30 commonly used documents at a nursing station. These documents arecreated, ordered, distributed, stored, and managed at a significant expense tothe organization. In addition, it can be difficult to ensure that the mostrecent version of each document is being used. Accurate, high-qualitydocuments are also essential for patient discharge education and important forpatient safety and the highest quality of care.
Documents on Demand replaces expensive preprinted forms with intelligentbar coded forms to automate many of the antiquated workflow processesprevalent in nursing stations today, helping customers bridge from a paper-based environment to digitally enabled processes. The result is less timehandling paperwork and more time caring for patients.
Lexmark Queue & View(TM)
A powerful prescription for faster, more efficient physician orderprocessing, the Lexmark Queue & View(TM) solution utilizes the power ofLexmark multifunction products (MFPs) and proven physician order managementsoftware to eliminate time-consuming, error-prone faxing. An onscreen view ofthe order queue enables fast, accurate follow-through. STAT orders areautomatically routed to the top of the queue and pertinent patient informationis read directly from a barcode on the order so no additional processing isrequired to index the order for the queue.
Distributed Fleet Management
Through its Distributed Fleet Management (DFM) services, Lexmark provideshealthcare enterprises with managed print services, giving them completevisibility and control over their distributed printing environment.Lexmark's DFM services can be uniquely tailored for healthcare to helporganizations prepare for an electronic medical record, save time and improveproductivity, minimize cost per page on devices and significantly reduce thenumber of pages printed.
Lexmark Clinical Assistant
The Lexmark Clinical Assistant is a Lexmark X646dte monochrome laser MFP,pre-loaded with configurable healthcare-specific applications to simplifyclinical workflow processes. Clinicians are able to save time by easilyperforming burdensome workflow processes with a single touch of an icon on theuser-friendly Lexmark eTask touch screen -- without special training.
Lexmark will be at HIMSS in booth #1633 on the show floor.
For more information about Lexmark's offerings for healthcare providers,visit www.lexmark.com/healthcare.
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