Konica Minolta Collaborates with NCHICA for PHI Privacy and Security

At the NCHICA 19th Annual Conference and Exhibition, from September 8 - 11

Ramsey, N.J. – September 6, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced it will be exhibiting at North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA) 19th Annual Conference and Exhibition, from September 8-11, 2013 in Asheville, NC.  Konica Minolta will showcase it’s award-winning line of bizhub® MFPs as well as software and solutions aimed at enhancing workflow efficiencies, cost reduction and the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). 

At NCHICA 2013, Konica Minolta will be addressing the following challenges in Booth #29:

  • Mounting IT infrastructure costs – Konica Minolta, through its All Covered division, provides healthcare practices with cost effective IT management and support services, to help manage complex and disparate IT systems.

    • Manual and labor-intensive paper processes – Via integration with OnBase, an enterprise content management solution from Hyland Software, Konica Minolta provides healthcare professionals the tools they need for immediate access to patient information. By automating manual processes, and minimizing reliance on paper, OnBase transforms labor-intensive tasks into productive workflow efficiencies.

    • Inefficient scan and index processes slowing productivity  – With many integrated solutions including: AutoStore for MD from Notable Solutions; eCopy from Nuance; and ChartMD from inoFile, Konica Minolta offers a variety of options to streamline workflow.  These solutions deliver time and cost savings through simple workflows, and intuitive patient look up and indexing right from the scanner or Konica Minolta bizhub MFP. 

    • Management of complex HIPAA and HITECH complianceIn light of the recently updated HIPAA privacy and security regulations, and an explosion of PHI violations and fines, Konica Minolta is answering these challenges with a variety of security solutions designed to control and manage access to sensitive data.  Through partnerships with HID for device authentication, Prism for MFP activity monitoring and in conjunction with All Covered security assessment services, Konica Minolta is positioned to ease this complex compliance environment.

    • Growing costs and reduced reimbursements Konica Minolta’s integration with Equitrac from Nuance aims to better manage printing behavior and drive down unnecessary print costs.  Additionally, using advanced fax server technology from OpenText, customers can realize true cost savings by reducing multiple analog fax lines and increasing security. FormJet Prescription Secure from TypeHaus also offers cost savings by replacing costly pre-printed prescription forms and dedicated printers via script printing from any bizhub MFP.

    • Cost effective print and copy needs persist with EHR  –Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs support a broad range of requirements from Admissions to HIM (Health Information Management) to in-house print production, while delivering high-quality, high-speed output, and advanced finishing options.
  • Konica Minolta has worked with NCHICA member organizations via workshops designed to promote awareness of organizational risks and vulnerabilities related to PHI exposure.  The workshops also focused on how to manage policies and procedures, including the use of technology to reduce risks and ensure security not just on servers and PCs, but on MFPs as well. These workshops featured collaboration between providers and vendors to encourage best practices for PHI security in an ever-increasing compliance landscape.

  • About Konica Minolta
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six years in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI – and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

  • Konica Minolta Contacts

    Naeran Rubio
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    +1 201-934-4759

    Alicia Libucha
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    +1 857.205.0919

    Rachel Reed
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    +1 856.381.0651

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