CAIH selects Fujitsu fi-800R scanner to support 600 hospital sites
3000 scanners to be deployed across France and overseas territories by end of 2020
PFU (EMEA) Limited
Paris, February 27, 2020
PFU (EMEA) Limited, the world's leading scanner manufacturer, today announced that its latest image scanner, the Fujitsu fi-800R has been selected by French hospital supplier Centrale d'Achat de l'Informatique Hospitalière to support admission counters at 600 hospitals throughout France.
Launched in October 2019, and with an innovative compact design for use in customer receptions, the fi-800R can quickly and easily scan multiple document types including passports, IDs and family booklets. The device will be used in hospitals to support admissions staff by digitising patient medical records and insurance forms without causing any damage to the documents or requiring staff to move away from the customer contact point.
In 2018, 12.8 million patients were hospitalised across France’s 3,295 hospitals.. In a sector where staff are regularly under pressure, equipment that allows staff to improve efficiency and better handle administrative tasks can make a big difference.
The fi-800R is also the first scanner of its kind that doesn’t require a carrier sheet to protect passports, incorporating a return path mechanism that can process thicker items such as ID cards and passports including the MRZ (Machine-Readable Zone) alongside A4 documents. In addition to the obvious benefits of saved time and effort, this means documents stay in sight of the customer – supporting GDPR compliance.
"With 1,000 devices deployed to date, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive: the fi-800R is perfectly suited for use at hospital admission counters, typically limited on space” explains Julien Combier, sector buyer Bureau & Bureautique at CAIH. “The administrative agents using the device save precious time, and by reducing paperwork we have created a more fluid reception experience for patients.”
The Fujitsu fi-800R is fast and easy to use, and also helps to secure personal and sensitive data. Fujitsu’s PaperStream software automates much of the scanning process, and images are optimised by PaperStream IP, enabling fast extraction of information to enrich customer files. The automatic selection of profiles saves employees from having to sort documents and the high scanning speed of 40 ppm/80ipm helps to reduce time at the desk for both staff and patients.
More tasks, less space
The fi-800R is also the very first scanner of its kind that does not require a passport pouch to protect passports when scanning. The return mechanism allows for thick documents such as ID cards, passports (and their machine-readable zones), family booklets, and A4 documents, to be scanned easily. In addition, the device’s small footprint means no patient has to part with their personal documents as everything can be digitalised in front of them, ensuring full compliance with GDPR regulation.
As it is half the size of many competitor solutions, the fi-800R is ideal for use at admission counters and other places where space is limited. The innovative return mechanism with automatic stacking technology ejects paper at the entrance of the scanner, meaning the device can be used in spaces half the size of a typical A4 sheet of paper.
Guillaume Villeneuve, Regional Sales Manager France, Benelux at PFU (EMEA) Limited commented: "With many hospitals looking to digitally transform, the fi-800R can play a key role in bridging the gap between paper and digital. Smoother admissions management and ease of use allow staff to focus on patient care. and I am proud to see that the fi-800R is continuing to add value and meet CAIH’s needs of reliability, speed and compactness. We are looking forward to seeing it deployed in at least 300 more hospitals.”
CAIH prepares and manages public contracts in the IT and telecoms field, for its members, public and private non-profit healthcare institutions.
About PFU (EMEA) Limited
Information is the lifeblood of business. By making it work harder, we create the knowledge that empowers organisations to do more. We achieve this by enabling data to move seamlessly between physical and digital environments, so information becomes more usable to more people.
PFU (EMEA) Limited is a specialist company within the Fujitsu family, that’s dedicated to information management solutions. We offer advanced technology, intelligent software and consultancy services; these have made us the partner of choice for the world’s most ambitious organisations. So, whether it is document management solutions, bringing galleries online, or small format keyboards for coders, we are committed to enabling the world’s flow of knowledge.
Operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, PFU (EMEA) Limited is responsible for marketing and sales of Fujitsu document scanners. The European company was established in the United Kingdom in 1981 and has offices in Germany, Italy and Spain and Knowledge Suites in London, France, Dubai and Russia. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com/uk/about/local/corporate/subsidiaries/fel/
Date: February 27, 2020
Company: PFU (EMEA) Limited