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Healthcare moving toward paperless systems

January 6, 2020

As healthcare evolves, data is playing an increasingly important role in how care is provided. With paper-based data collection, organizations also risk important data getting lost and potentially compromising patients’ health information, according to an article on the MedCity News website.

Roughly 40 percent of data breaches are paper-based, According to research by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, with nearly two-thirds of paperwork lost or stolen. 

Data collection and analysis can quickly become a more streamlined and efficient process for healthcare organizations with technologies that can immediately tabulate data and make it readily available for analysis.

Making the shift from paper to digital can allow organizations to immediately access reports on specific data sets, with insight into who is collecting the data, and how often they are doing so. 

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