Konica Minolta’s Healthcare-enabled MFP Addresses Challenges Providers Face Capturing and Exchanging Patient Information

Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce the release of its latest version of the Healthcare-enabled MFP Plus, connected by Kno2. This cloud-based solution optimizes Konica Minolta bizhub multifunction printers (MFPs) for the healthcare industry. Specifically, it helps healthcare providers easily and securely exchange patient information electronically in formats that support and adhere to the latest industry regulations. These include the 21st Century Cares Act and HIPAA, as well as the most recent FCC regulations to reduce the use of standard copper phone lines.

“The healthcare market continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Health data is being exchanged everywhere and in many different formats, and the ever-changing industry regulations make the business of healthcare extremely challenging to manage,” said Joe Cisna, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Konica Minolta. “This cost-efficient addition to our healthcare portfolio offers significant value for healthcare providers and is an exciting step in our journey to improve interoperability.”

Konica Minolta’s new Healthcare-enabled MFP Plus offers enhanced tools that enable healthcare providers to quickly and securely capture, store and send patient information across the care continuum. EHR-integrated scanning via the Share PHI API enables patient lookup right from the Konica Minolta bizhub MFP. Document types and patient matching data are all driven by the EHR, providing quick indexing and reducing staff time.

“Konica Minolta was out of the gates early and has taken a leadership position to identify and address patient communication challenges,” said Jon Elwell, CEO, Kno2. “In particular, healthcare providers are under increasing pressure from recent legislation, and Konica Minolta has invested substantial time and energy in order to introduce features that ease the burden on them. Amidst a staffing shortage, gaining efficiencies and automation with traditionally paper-based processes will help healthcare organizations with their digital transformation and cost reduction efforts.”

Thousands of healthcare organizations rely on Konica Minolta for the security, efficiency, innovation and quality that propel them into the future of healthcare. The company has helped organizations across the country improve their ability to more securely and efficiently share patient information, especially in the post-acute, extended care community where technology adoption has not been as rapid as in the hospital and physician clinic segments. Learn more online.

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