Optio's ink-on-glass solution streamlines EHR processes and eliminates the cost of pre-printed forms

Alpharetta 26 February 2007Optio Healthcare, a provider of affordable electronic health record (EHR) and forms automation solutions for the health care community, will be introducing a new Tablet PC forms-management module as an optional component of its subscription-based QuickRecord EHR solution suite. Optio QuickTablet, which is available for demonstration at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, will be available to the general public by the end of April 2007 and is Optio's first software solution intended for use on the lightweight, keyboard-free Tablet PC.

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QuickTablet's "ink-on-glass" technology enables health care administrators, nurses and physicians to easily fill out and directly submit pre-loaded forms into a patients EHR in a fraction of the time it would take to process, file and distribute paper forms.

Optio QuickTablet streamlines EHR processes by providing a fast and simple way to securely update patient information. The solution eliminates the cost of pre-printed forms by enabling users to write on and sign electronic forms designed with Optio DesignStudio or other forms-development applications.

The tool enhances patient safety by ensuring that all parties involved in a patient's registration, assessment, treatment and subscription processes have access to updated information at the same time. It also reduces the cost of forms-intensive processes by eliminating file storage, manual scanning and indexing, as well as the costs of associated labour and resources. Overall, Optio QuickTablet provides an inexpensive alternative to clinical health information systems.

"We're excited to offer customers a new way to optimize EHR processes with Optio's QuickTablet solution", stated Mike McGuire, senior vice president and general manager of health care sales and services, Optio Software. "Optio's latest technology, which can be used on any standard Tablet PC, will help hospitals and health care facilities to increase patient safety and quality of care by reducing the amount of time and resources required to assess the patient's condition, update the patient's electronic record and deliver the appropriate treatment."

Optio's QuickRecord Suite consists of the following standard components:

  • Intelligent Hub
  • QuickChart
  • QuickDelivery

Optional components include:

  • QuickScan
  • QuickSign
  • Deficiency Management
  • Patient Signature Capture
  • QuickTablet

Optio Software with 25 years of experience and more than 5000 clients, worldwide, provides software solutions dedicated to optimizing, managing and controlling the entire lifecycle of document-intensive processes, while extending the value of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) applications. More than 5000 organisations rely on Optio Software for innovative business process improvement solutions that allow them to reduce transactional activities and focus on core responsibilities. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Optio Software maintains European, Middle Eastern and African headquarters in Paris, France and sales offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

More than 700 health care organisations use Optio's affordable Electronic Health Record (EHR), forms automation, clinical document management and advanced labeling solutions to capture, format, scan, view, sign, and archive patient information. Optio's technology delivers real-time access to patient information throughout the continuum of care, while improving patient safety and ensuring compliance with industry requirements. More company news is available in the VMW February 2007 article Hamilton General streamlines hospital operations and improves patient safety with Optio's Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution.


Leslie Versweyveld

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