Ricoh Demonstrating Solutions for Paperless Healthcare at e-Health 2013 Conference and Exhibition

Ricoh Demonstrating Solutions for Paperless Healthcare at e-Health 2013 
Conference and Exhibition 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada, a leading technology 
provider in advanced document management solutions and services, is 
demonstrating a broad array of powerful healthcare solutions at e-Health 2013 
Conference and Exhibition. In keeping with the conference theme of 
"Accelerating Change", Ricoh's Healthcare solution set is designed to help 
healthcare organizations take advantage of EHR investments and make rapid 
progress along the "Paperless Maturity Roadmap." 
Conceived by Ricoh's healthcare working group (booth #1300), the "Paperless 
Maturity Roadmap" helps providers visualize how the strategic reduction of 
paper and related paper-based systems can help address the operational 
inefficiencies that present some of the most critical challenges in healthcare 
today. Progress toward a paperless state can yield better efficiencies, 
reduced costs and valuable improvements in operational measures. A client's 
current healthcare information infrastructure determines their maturity stage 
within the framework and suggests product/service combinations that can help 
them achieve deeper improvements. 
One of the solutions that Ricoh will be demonstrating permits healthcare 
providers to easily attach loose sheet documents securely, accurately and 
effortlessly to a patient record in real time. Providers would be able to scan 
the documents on a workgroup MFP and use the software to convert as well as 
receive and send the electronic data in HL7-CDA, the standard language for 
exchange of healthcare industry information. The software would then attach 
the documents to the correct patient record. A prototype of this innovative 
software solution has been ported to operate on a dedicated Ricoh MFP. 
Conference attendees can view the prototype at the Ricoh booth #1300. 
Under the banner "Process Optimized. Healthcare Simplified," Ricoh will also 
be demonstrating interoperable solutions for: 

    --  Advanced clinical and administrative document capture
    --  Enterprise forms management
    --  Enterprise content management
    --  Enterprise output management

Visitors to the Ricoh booth will also have the opportunity to see Ricoh's 
healthcare optimized Multifunctional Printers, and to speak with healthcare 
related Managed Document Services (MDS) subject matter experts.

"All healthcare providers are on a journey toward a paperless environment, 
though no two are at the same place along the path," said Eric Fletcher, Vice 
President of Marketing at Ricoh Canada. "Our solutions can help any provider 
improve efficiency, advance their EHR agenda, and measurably improve 
organizational performance. In many cases we have recovered significant cost 
savings for our healthcare business partners that they have in turn been able 
to re-invest in other patient care related projects. This is especially 
beneficial in the current economic climate where costs are rising, demand is 
growing and budgets are remaining flat."

| About Ricoh |  
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, 
production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. 
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and 
regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide 
sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD). 
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and 
services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh 
also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial 
products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional 
standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. 
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform 
the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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Dan Newman Ricoh Canada Inc. Phone: 905-795-5788

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