Shari is Director, Inbound Marketing at Nitro. Bred in Boston, Shari was seduced by the great wine, food, and weather in the Bay Area. The only thing East Coast about her now is her allegiance to Boston sports. She worked in the nonprofit sector helping charities with marketing for about 8 years, before Nitro wooed her over to the other side.
In the new age of electronic health record (EHR) systems, “PDF” might seem like an antiquated, unnecessary holdover from the old-school way of handling healthcare documents.
Here’s the thing: while the vast majority of hospitals and other healthcare providers now possess EHR technology, PDF is still a major element of daily work across the industry. In fact, more than half of knowledge workers in healthcare work with PDF documents at least 6 times per day. And 74% of these folks don’t even have access to a PDF editor!
Do YOU have access to a PDF editor?
Unsurprisingly, this lack of the correct tool for the job causes severe challenges in terms of productivity and security. More than one-third of workers in healthcare default to printing a document when reviewing it. And a third of them also still complete forms with pen and paper.
Not only do these paper-based habits open the floodgates for all sorts of potential security issues, they also just take so much TIME – time that could be spent on more important things than figuring out the best way to edit documents.
Fortunately, the solution is simple, easy and affordable: get a great PDF tool like Nitro. Here are the ways Nitro helps healthcare workers be more productive and secure in their work:
Keep Health Records Confidential
All that printing and passing around already makes documents less secure – so keeping them in electronic format like PDF is definitely better. Additionally, Nitro has some features that make it super easy to secure sensitive documents: like one-click redaction, password protection capabilities, and customizable permissions to restrict printing and editing.
Process Patient Forms Quickly and Accurately
Never worry about decoding someone’s handwriting again – with Nitro you can import and export form field data directly from the PDF document, set custom form fields, and enable secure and legal electronic signatures. Maintaining accuracy of patient information is paramount to giving them a good experience, and using these tools makes it quick and simple.
No Need to Rebuild or Duplicate Documents
With a PDF tool like Nitro, you can easily and cleanly convert PDFs to and from Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You can also edit text and images right in the PDF document, and scan paper files and edit them using optical character recognition.
Bottom line: a powerful, easy-to-use PDF tool like Nitro will help you work smarter with documents every day – so you can focus on what really matters: the patients.