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 ]

Target the Top 1 Percent to Reduce Printing Costs by 10 Percent

Jim Lancer

One of the many features of Blueprint Enterprise, our on-premises print management solution for corporations and government agencies, is something we call Policy Print. It helps companies to reduce printing costs and achieve their sustainability goals by setting and enforcing policies for specific types of print jobs. Simple pop-up messages will appear on an employee… [ Read more ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – By Design (Part 4)

Keith Nickoloff

In part 3 of this series, we explored how to start saving your organization money by going after the low-hanging fruit immediately. Now the deeper dive begins, the execution of a comprehensive print strategy – incorporating the print policy, design, and communications plans – delivered in phases to ultimately arrive at a print environment that… [ Read more ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – By Design (Part 3)

Keith Nickoloff

In part 2 of this series, we explored the critical importance of obtaining benchmarks and a better understanding of the costs associated with printing. Now begins the fun part: the strategic design. Here, I will introduce several keys to achieving greater efficiency, better security, more sustainable printing workflows, and ultimately the lowest costs for your… [ Read more ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – By Design (Part 2)

Keith Nickoloff

The first part of this series introduced the strategic aspects of a successful print solution. It’s important to understand the key details of this critical phase. When I said you need to “know your stuff,” I don’t mean you need to be a print expert like Pharos. I mean you need to know what “stuff”… [ Read more ]

Is Your Security Compromised by a Weak Print Strategy?

Mike O'Leary

In February 2017, a hacker going by the name “stackoverflowin” accessed over 150,000 internet-connected printers and printed messages stating, “Your printer has been pwnd’d!” — hacker-speak for gaining access to and claiming ownership of a system. When an organization’s network is breached, it is a serious threat to information security. In this situation, however, the… [ Read more ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – by Design (Part 1)

Keith Nickoloff

At the start of an engagement, our new customers typically ask what savings are possible and what steps should they follow. Most companies want to spend less on their office printing and they want to create a user-friendly printing environment that’s secure and optimized for their business needs. We demonstrate how they can realistically save… [ 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 ]