Pharos Awarded 3-Year Contract with Premier

Brandon Heffernan

Pharos Systems International was recently awarded a 3-year group purchasing agreement with Premier, a leading healthcare Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). The contract is in the Managed Print Services, Devices & Accessories category. The agreement allows Premier members to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Pharos print management software and services…. [ Read more ]

Healthcare IT: Is Your Internal Printing Introducing HIPAA Risk?

Mike O'Leary

Cyberattacks are dominating the news, and they’re the first thing we think of when HIPAA breaches occur. But there’s another area of vulnerability that flies under the radar of many healthcare organizations: office printing. Breaches involving office printers include remote attacks from hackers looking for network access points, as well as privacy and confidentiality violations…. [ Read more ]

Healthcare Organizations Can Apply Millions in Savings to Patient Care

Mike O'Leary

Believe it or not, printing is often one of the largest expense categories in healthcare. As a result, leaders in healthcare are seeking proven solutions that prevent overspending on office printing, clinical and production printing, and print that is externally sourced. By managing print with help from Pharos, healthcare organizations are able to re-direct millions… [ Read more ]

Improving Document Security & Savings in Healthcare

Mike O'Leary

In healthcare organizations, something is consuming millions of operational dollars but not receiving proper attention, and this lack of awareness not only prevents the achievement of real savings, it also increases the risk of security breaches. Healthcare providers and payers have an important opportunity that too often goes unrecognized. While most professionals express concern about… [ Read more ]

Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce a Major Hidden Cost

Mike O'Leary

For the past 10 years, HIMSS Analytics has been tracking the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and rating organizations according to stages ranging from 0 to 7, with 7 being an environment in which paper records are no longer used. At the end of 2015, only 4.2% of the nearly 5,500 hospitals tracked had… [ Read more ]

A Print Management Strategy for Healthcare Organizations

Mike O'Leary

Print management is rarely a popular topic of discussion among leaders in healthcare, even when they’re performing value analyses and devising strategies to reduce costs. Many healthcare organizations have a contract with a managed print services (MPS) provider, and too often, the assumption is that all potential savings are accounted for in the contract. MPS… [ Read more ]

How Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Costs and Secure Information

Mike O'Leary

In 2005, HIMSS Analytics developed the electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) to measure the degree to which hospitals have improved their electronic medical record systems and facilitated progress toward paperless workflows. EMRAM measures the use of information technology applications according to eight stages, from 0 to 7, in which Stage 7 is the highest… [ Read more ]

The Hidden Gem of Healthcare Value Analysis

Mike O'Leary

Many healthcare organizations are missing an opportunity to save millions of dollars each year and apply these savings to improving patient outcomes. In my experience helping healthcare organizations save money on printing costs, I often hear the statement “we have an MPS contract to manage our printing.” What many hospitals and healthcare facilities don’t realize… [ Read more ]