Healthcare Provider Reallocates Resources, Reduces Paper and Saves Time in Managing Policies and Procedures
BURLINGTON, Mass., – November 10, 2016 – Nuance Communications, Inc., today announced Carrus Hospital, a specialty hospital in Sherman, Texas, which uses Nuance healthcare solutions to improve its clinical documentation, recently added Nuance imaging software to complement its management of clinical information with productivity software utilized throughout the organization. Specifically, Carrus deployed Nuance Power PDF software to manage nursing and general procedures to drive efficiencies, allowing employees to be more productive and the organization to tackle additional initiatives. With Power PDF, Carrus Hospital reduced paperwork and time involved working with PDF documents, and generated cost savings that enabled the hospital to redirect funds to another IT initiative, a secure, HIPPA-compliant messaging application. This messaging initiative directly enhanced patient care by allowing nurses, physicians, therapists and other ancillary services to quickly and securely communicate patient-related information to ensure all parties are aware of each patient’s needs.
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Carrus Hospital is a 40-bed facility, which includes an intensive care unit, and rehab, long-term acute care and outpatient services. It needs to manage a host of handbooks detailing policies and procedures for everything from patient care to nursing procedures and general staff guidelines. These handbooks ensure patients receive proper care, and provide compliance guidelines and human resources information to staff.
Previously, Carrus Hospital struggled with its legacy PDF software, which posed user experience challenges for non-tech-savvy personnel, as well as the hospital’s CEO and chief nursing officer (CNO). Familiar with Nuance from its use of Dragon® Medical Practice Edition, the hospital launched a proof of concept initiative with Power PDF. In its software evaluation, Carrus Hospital was impressed with the Power PDF user interface and also found the software cost much less than the competition.
“Most PDF suites have fairly similar capabilities, so we sought to find software that was as user-friendly as possible to minimize the learning curve,” said Gary Glenn, director of IT, Carrus Hospitals. “We are not a large hospital so cost is another critical factor. If you look at features, not cost, Power PDF is going to be the choice. Then, once you also examine cost, it was a no-brainer decision to select Nuance Power PDF software.”
Carrus Hospital uses Nuance Power PDF software to create, convert and assemble industry-standard PDF files. With Power PDF, the Carrus Hospital CEO can open PDF documents, edit them and easily save the updated documents. The human resources department can update its policies and procedures handbook easily. Additionally, the CNO can import PDF document from other sources, extract pages and lay out new PDF documents quickly, updating nursing-related policies and procedures. These streamlined document processes have contributed to the hospital reducing printing, consuming less paper and toner.
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