The role of printer technology in the healthcare revolution
While the pandemic is encouraging all kinds of innovation and development, there is plenty of existing technology making a difference within healthcare organisations.
For example, accessing patient records quickly and securely is critical to patient care. Having a printer that provides 24/7 support is therefore an essential requirement that can be met by smart MFPs that can be easily maintained by the user, like OKI’s MC800 Series, ensuring the availability and confidentiality of information at all times.
A new requirement all organisations are having to face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the implementation of social distancing guidelines. Floor stickers are the ideal solution for encouraging social distancing, highlighting where patients need to stand or wait to maintain the recommended distance from each other. The ability to print floor stickers as and when needed can help healthcare organisations protect the wellbeing of staff and patients.
To support businesses and organisations with their floor sticker requirements through the pandemic, OKI Europe is offering free* floor sticker media and downloadable artwork
communicating social distancing guidelines. This will enable healthcare organisations to minimise the time it takes to print essential floor stickers and put them in place, whether in hospitals, surgeries or pharmacies, communal spaces, wherever they may be required.
Printers designed specifically for the healthcare sector, for example, are driving efficiency and reducing administrative strain. Healthcare organisations need to think beyond the worst of the pandemic and consider how they will cope with the pressure when people who have non-COVID-19 illness and ailments can get the treatment that they have been waiting for.
When it comes to making healthcare workers’ lives easier, printers that are designed specifically for the sector can make all the difference. For example, OKI’s DICOM embedded printers enable healthcare staff to print directly from medical imaging equipment without conversion software or external hardware. These devices are for non-diagnostic imaging as well as general office printing.
Compact printers that provide DICOM and general printing capabilities have a smaller footprint meaning devices can be moved to the front of house, freeing up administrative time and delivering productivity gains. What’s more, OKI’s healthcare printers use secure printing software, meaning sensitive documents can be accessed on the device, printed securely and then deleted automatically.