How Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Costs and Secure Information

Mike O'Leary

In 2005, HIMSS Analytics developed the electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) to measure the degree to which hospitals have improved their electronic medical record systems and facilitated progress toward paperless workflows. EMRAM measures the use of information technology applications according to eight stages, from 0 to 7, in which Stage 7 is the highest… [ Read more ]

Leading in the Business of Change

Kevin Pickhardt

A few years ago, we asked some of our customers a simple question, “What has Pharos helped you to achieve?” Most of them easily recognized that we help them save money. While that’s an inevitable result of working with Pharos, we sought to understand on a deeper level what it is that really drives that… [ Read more ]

Customer Service: Show, Don’t Tell

Joe Lachiusa

It seems that no matter what product or service you explore, the company will claim to have the best customer service. When comparing similar products we often ask, “What makes you different?” We might hear the universal claim of superior customer service and maybe a prepared list of reasons to back up that claim. What’s… [ Read more ]

Secure Printing: A Critical Strategy for Financial Institutions

Mike O'Leary

Print management is an important business function for banks, but it’s often overlooked. Despite the emphasis on security these days, companies too often ignore the security and confidentiality of internally printed materials, and they don’t see the hidden costs of indiscriminate printing behaviors. To secure print workflows, educate employees and reduce the cost of printing… [ Read more ]

The Hidden Gem of Healthcare Value Analysis

Mike O'Leary

Many healthcare organizations are missing an opportunity to save millions of dollars each year and apply these savings to improving patient outcomes. In my experience helping healthcare organizations save money on printing costs, I often hear the statement “we have an MPS contract to manage our printing.” What many hospitals and healthcare facilities don’t realize… [ Read more ]

Are You Overlooking This Cost Reduction Strategy?

Mike O'Leary

Companies routinely spend millions of dollars — between 1 and 3 percent of their revenue — on the creation of paper documents. However, very few companies today measure and control this critical element of their IT spending budget. In fact, from our experience, most companies cannot estimate the number of printer and copier assets they… [ Read more ]

How to Unlock a New Source of Funding

Ben Bowen

An Executive Order is a legally binding Presidential mandate intended to better manage the affairs of the various federal agencies that provide services on behalf of the American public. You might think that an order issued with the intent to reduce wasteful spending would be universally implemented because it simply makes good business sense to… [ Read more ]

Discovering a Recipe for Success

Kevin Pickhardt

We live in a world in which one need not travel far to get advice on just about anything. In fact, Google suggests more than 809,000,000 web sites as sources for advice. Over 11,000 new business books are published each year. So, surely in the last 20 years we have created a much smarter business… [ Read more ]

Print Strategy: Lessons From Google Maps

Dale McIntyre

Constant learning is key to a mindset of discovery and part of our core belief here at Pharos. An open mind finds lessons in some of the most unusual places. Take Google Maps, for example. Yes, you really can get a lesson on print strategy from an experience with Google Maps. When determining the best… [ Read more ]

What Does Your Print Data Tell You?

Bill Sullivan

Recently, one of our higher education customers expressed his amazement that in less than 24 hours after installing the Beacon Uniprint Scout, he was able to analyze print data on over 10,000 users. The deployment speed and the depth of the data insights impressed him, but I explained that what’s even more compelling is the… [ Read more ]


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