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Sharp HealthCare

"We realized that with our scanning requirements growing so much, we needed to standardize on a single vendor forthe greatest operating efficiency and cost effectiveness."

Cathy Fuhrman Manager – Information Systems for Sharp HealthCare

The Customer

Sharp is not just a large medical presence in the San Diego area, it’s also a technology leader. The organization’s pursuit of leading-edge technology has earned it widespread recognition that includes accolades from sources such as Computerworld,Information Week, HealthCare IT News, and Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Business Needs

For years, Sharp used a variety of scanner brands and models, but that strategy became increasingly problematic as the number of scanners used by the organization grew into the hundreds.

Solution: Hundreds of Fujitsu scanners, including Workgroup and Departmental Scanners

Sharp put out a Request for Proposal and selected Fujitsu as its vendor of choice. Today, Sharp HealthCare uses about 670 Fujitsu scanners. More than 600 of those are the FUJITSU Document Scanner fi-6130Z that can scan up to 30 pages and 60 images per minute, which is invaluable for scanning items like patient ID cards, charts, and other content that comprises part of a patient’s record. Sharp also uses a range of other models, including fi-6240Z color flatbed scanners and the high-volume fi-6770 scanners.


Sharp HealthCare Case Study (1.33 MB )