Ricoh U.S. Healthcare today unveiled at the HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition a suite of versatile multifunction products (MFPs) and printers engineered specifically to help healthcare organizations improve outcomes in the face of rising costs, new legislation, security risks and provider consolidation.
Created after extensive research into unmet customer needs, the Ricoh Multifunctional Products and Printers for Healthcare – SP 5210DNHW/SP 5210DNHT, SP C431DNHW/SP C431DNHT, SP 5200SHW/SP 5200SHT, and SP 5210SFHW/SP 5210SFHT – offer a range of features to streamline the input, processing and output of healthcare information.
For example, healthcare organizations can now print patient wristbands from electronic medical records without the need for expensive single-purpose thermal printers or extensive configuration. Ricoh’s new Multifunctional Products and Printers for Healthcare provide a simple yet powerful turnkey solution for wristbands, which today carry an increasing wealth of clinical information, including barcodes, color-coded alerts, patient photos and more. The new Ricoh MFPs and printers further reduce cost of wristband production by deftly handling media as narrow as 3.25 inches, reducing consumption of expensive wristband stock. Ricoh will be offering demonstrations of wristband printing at its HIMSS booth #1361.
Other new features
Ricoh’s Tray Locks Solution makes it easy to secure sensitive and expensive forms, such as prescription paper. To reduce device management costs, workers can use an SD Card as a Portable Print Configuration Module to simply and efficiently swap out mission-critical devices or replicate system settings across fleets. New Teflon-coated paper trays easily accommodate specialty papers and minimize misfeeds for efficient, uninterrupted print runs.
The new devices also help organizations address their HIPAA compliance and privacy requirements through features such as: Locked Print technology, which holds documents until an authorized user provides credentials such as a password; Hard Drive Encryption, which encrypts address books, passwords and certain data stored on the device; and the DataOverWriteSecuritySystem (DOSS), which protects valuable information by overwriting digital images on the hard drive. To optimize information flow, Ricoh healthcare MFP users can scan records directly to secure email addresses, folders, FTP sites, document servers and archives.
“This new line of Ricoh devices exemplifies the printer/MFP’s growing service role across the entire continuum of care,” said Michael Campana, Senior Manager, Healthcare Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “It satisfies the broad-based need for new, innovative business information solutions that directly address the unique challenges of healthcare information systems’ output in the most cost-effective manner.”
The new devices print in the 32-52 ppm range with resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. Each MFP or printer comes standard with a Java VM card that enables customers to easily add on Ricoh and third-party applications to gain powerful new capabilities.