Healthcare Center Reduces Operating Costs, Raises Productivity by Using Electronic Charts
Hindered by its paper-based charting system, Mary Washington Healthcare incurred costs for processing and storing paper charts, and also dealt with delays caused by single copies of patient records. The healthcare provider needed to move from its outdated, paper-based medical charts to an electronic system and chose a medical document management and imaging solution from 3M Health Information Systems, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. After deploying the solution, Mary Washington Healthcare nearly eliminated paper from its charting procedures while reducing costs and improving productivity. Two years after implementation, the healthcare provider's experience with the solution became a valuable resource to 3M in developing a new release. Mary Washington Healthcare worked as a beta partner and, using the upgraded software, increased chart view functionality and simplified IT management.