Konica Minolta Awarded Vizient Contract

Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in workplace innovation, is proud to announce a contract with Vizient, the largest provider-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the nation.

The agreement aims to deliver pivotal solutions to the healthcare industry through Documentation and Workflow Management. It will offer benefits for Vizient customers from all healthcare settings that can access innovative offerings oriented to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Vizient’s diverse customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers.

Automating Care, Elevating Efficiency: Documentation and Workflow Management

Konica Minolta helps healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes redesign their current workflow processes by leveraging intelligent information management (IIM) solutions, case management systems and portal solutions, which streamline operations and bridge workforce challenges. By optimizing the overall digital experience, health care organizations can gain efficiencies, lift profitability and improve the experience of those involved in or touched by this work, such as patients who seek and receive care, clinicians who provide care and nonclinical staff who support that care.

Additionally, healthcare facilities can reduce administrative and clinician burden, improve engagement and collaboration, and eliminate manual, error prone and repetitive workflows to meet business demands in today’s demanding healthcare environment. With these intelligent solutions, improving the efficiency of tedious processes and enhancing staff and patient experiences will provide extra time to empower administrative professionals to take on more strategic responsibilities, while clinicians can focus more on providing direct patient care.

“Konica Minolta’s IIM practice is more than just digitizing information and providing electronic storage, access, security and workflow. It extends beyond that to include a host of other functions that are designed to make healthcare workflow process operations more intelligent, simplified and more efficient,” said Ron Thompson Jr, Vice President and General Manager, Intelligent Information Management and Video Solution Services, Konica Minolta. “Our practice has evolved, and by connecting all of these intelligent digital solutions together under one umbrella, and integrating into your healthcare’s EHR systems, we are truly creating a digital platform for both the business and clinical sides of your organization.”

The Power of Managed Print Services (MPS) for Healthcare

76 percent of healthcare organizations have transitioned to Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Despite this shift toward digitization, a staggering 60 percent of printing volume still originates from these systems,1 underscoring the critical role of printing in patient care. From consent forms to patient records and prescriptions, the reliability of print environments is crucial in delivering round-the-clock patient care.

The Konica Minolta Healthcare Practice is a team of specialists dedicated to collaborating closely with healthcare professionals to craft a customized MPS program aimed at specific organizational objectives. Through a proven methodology, clients have achieved significant benefits, including cost reductions of 27 percent2  or more, predictable financial management, enhanced productivity and stringent security compliance standards that align with HIPAA requirements.

“One of the main challenges healthcare organizations face is the IT burden that comes from printing, with 23 percent of help desk calls being printer-related.3  A comprehensive managed print solution can alleviate this issue,” said Michael Cardwell, Vice President, Healthcare Sales, Konica Minolta. “This agreement with Vizient is not just about cutting costs, it’s about our commitment to enhancing the healthcare experience for both providers and patients through digital transformation to improve core processes.”