Working in partnership
Healthcare professionals are under constant pressure to improve the quality of care but this challenge is becoming increasingly difficult to meet.
Like businesses the world over, healthcare organisations are facing a future of shrinking budgets. IT departments must operate and integrate more systems than ever before. Meanwhile, a vast amount of data must be stored securely to ensure compliance with stricter regulations concerning patient confidentiality.
Championed by the European Commission, eHealth is seen as the solution. As a leader in the field, Canon offers healthcare organisations of all sizes the secure solutions to improve workflows and transform patient care.
At Canon, we believe that technology plays a key role in delivering higher-quality patient care. That is why we have been working closely with healthcare institutions for over 70 years to develop innovative technological solutions to meet the latest challenges of healthcare professionals, including:
Read on to find out how Canon can help.
Responding to change
According to recent research*, 50% of European healthcare professionals believe that national governments should be responsible for making sure citizens stay healthy. However, 58% also believe policymakers should encourage citizens to take more responsibility for their own health.
In a world of fluctuating responsibilities and changing political, financial and social demands on healthcare, those who work in the field need to know they have the support they require to continue to provide excellent patient care.
From frontline healthcare equipment to patient record administration tools, find out how the application of the latest insight and technology could help your organisation meet the evolving challenges of healthcare provision.
Having already shown a significant commitment to technology, the European Commission is investing up to 100 million euros a year on electronic processes and communication research. The aim is that eHealth and the digitising of patient records will become widespread by 2020.
Some of our customers are already benefiting from the implementation of innovative digital workflow solutions, making everyday activities more efficient, improving back office processes and helping healthcare professionals deliver high quality care.
Meeting compliance and data obligations
Strict regulations cover the management and sharing of patient data and healthcare organisations should expect secure solutions that meet these legal requirements.
At Canon we invest 8% of our annual turnover in R&D, developing new technologies that meet specific healthcare industry standards, such as DICOM and HL7.
Research shows that 60% of European healthcare professionals envisage widespread adoption of mobile technology in the near future*. That is why Canon continues to invest in services and solutions that will assist healthcare professionals, both today and tomorrow.
*Healthcare Vision, written in co-operation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, June 2012