Canon USA focuses on interoperability, security at HIMSS 18

Canon U.S.A. is all about efficiency this year—from the universal adoption of a more paperless workflow to tackling security issues, the imaging tech company will be focusing on cost-effective solutions to common clinical roadblocks at this year’s HIMSS conference March 5-9 in Las Vegas.

Canon presenters will emphasize interoperability this year, according to a release. The company will discuss how scanning solutions like Canon’s uniFLOW Capture and Nuance eCopy can help automate paper-based workflows through automatic inputting of lab test results, consult notes and historical records into electronic health record (EHR) systems, and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform offers security capabilities designed to help healthcare staff handle sensitive documents—”a critical feature for healthcare environments, where storage of privileged information is common.”

The systems were also created to reduce printing costs in the paper-intensive hospital setting, as well as gain visibility into data analysis, track individual output activities, enable staff to print while using security features, help reduce IT overhead and help improve businesses’ sustainability by reducing paper waste, according to the release.

“Healthcare is on the cusp of transformation, with shifting regulations and rising costs challenging professionals to modify processes but maintain efficiency,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, Canon’s executive vice president and general manager. “Recognizing these challenges, Canon leverages its leadership in imaging technology and document management to assist healthcare providers in effectively communicating.”