Monday, November 22, 2010

Wacom Interactive Pen Displays Demonstrate Increased EMR Efficiency

From John flucke's Blog
Wacom Interactive Pen Displays Demonstrate Increased EMR Efficiency: "

For graphic artists & die hard computer geeks, Wacom has been a company we've know & loved for a long time. The ability to draw on the screen has been a huge plus for many applications. Imagine my joy in finding out that the company is now working on devices to use for 3D and other types of medical imaging. With my Gendex GXCB-500 dental cone beam unit, I can see structures & situations better than ever before. Add to that the concept of virtual treatment planning, and you can easily see why I'm excited about Wacom being in the imaging part of my profession.
Here is the press release with all the details:

ntuitive Pen-on-screen Workflow Improves Patient-staff Interaction and Enhances Digital Information Sharing, Organization and Accuracy; Demonstrations Available at Booth 7704

An increasing number of medical facilities are looking to adopt paperless workflows to create more efficient information management processes, and many are turning to Wacom to further their ability to interact with data more effectively. Offering a direct and fully digital pen-on-screen workflow, Wacom interactive pen displays help make the capture of electronic medical records (EMR) simple and fast for both healthcare professionals and patients. At RSNA 2010, being held Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 at Chicago's McCormick Place, Wacom will showcase interactive pen capabilities in booth #7704 (North Building-Hall B).

'Designed to accommodate healthcare professionals requiring advanced digital documentation capabilities, Wacom offers a highly intuitive, quick and natural way for patients to review and sign forms,' says Alan Orth, business development manager, Healthcare for Wacom Technology. 'In turn, medical facilities greatly improve staff-patient relations with the pen displays' ease of use and create a streamlined paperless, cost-effective workflow.'

Delivering a completely digital solution to administrative tasks from reviewing patient admission documents to signing legally binding insurance and consent forms, a Wacom interactive pen display is an innovative multi-tasking device. It opens the door to improved efficiency within the medical community.

'The Wacom pen display is a critical tool in helping to reduce processing time, paper usage and costs, as well as greatly improving patient recordkeeping and accessibility,' confirms Cathy Fuhrman, manager of Sharp HealthCare's Document Imaging Group. 'In addition, staff and patients enjoy the ease-of-use, freedom and control the pen delivers to the overall experience.'

For additional information about Wacom interactive pen display technology, Wacom's industry partners and events at RSNA, please visit

About Wacom Founded in 1983, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of digital human interface solutions. Wacom revolutionized the nature of digital input when it introduced its family of interactive pen displays, allowing users to work with a pressure-sensitive pen directly on screen. Today, thousands of medical professionals count on Wacom interactive pen displays to deliver superior control and productivity to their workflow. For more information, visit


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