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PFU to ship 3,000 fi-800R scanners to French hospitals
11 March 2020

PFU (EMEA) has announced that its newest scanner, the Fujitsu fi-800R, has been selected by French hospital supplier Centrale d'Achat de l'Informatique Hospitalière (CAIH) to support admission counters at 600 hospitals throughout France.

Launched in October 2019, and with an innovative compact design for use in customer receptions, the fi-800R can quickly and easily scan multiple document types including passports, IDs and family booklets. The device will be used in hospitals to support admissions staff by digitising patient medical records and insurance forms without causing any damage to the documents or requiring staff to move away from the customer contact point.

"With 1,000 devices deployed to date, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive: the fi-800R is perfectly suited for use at hospital admission counters, typically limited on space” explains Julien Combier, sector buyer Bureau & Bureautique at CAIH. “The administrative agents using the device save precious time, and by reducing paperwork we have created a more fluid reception experience for patients.”

The Fujitsu fi-800R is fast and easy to use, and also helps to secure personal and sensitive data. Fujitsu’s PaperStream software automates much of the scanning process, and images are optimised by Paperstream IP, enabling fast extraction of information to enrich customer files. The automatic selection of profiles saves employees from having to sort documents and the high scanning speed of 40 ppm/80ipm helps to reduce time at the desk for both staff and patients.

The fi-800R is also the very first scanner of its kind that does not require a passport pouch to protect passports when scanning. The return mechanism allows for thick documents such as ID cards, passports (and their machine-readable zones), family booklets, and A4 documents, to be scanned easily. In addition, the device’s small footprint means no patient has to part with their personal documents as everything can be digitalised in front of them, ensuring full compliance with GDPR regulation.

As it is half the size of many competitor solutions, the fi-800R is ideal for use at admission counters and other places where space is limited. The innovative return mechanism with automatic stacking technology ejects paper at the entrance of the scanner, meaning the device can be used in spaces half the size of a typical A4 sheet of paper.

Guillaume Villeneuve, Regional Sales Manager France, Benelux at PFU (EMEA) Limited commented: "With many hospitals looking to digitally transform, the fi-800R can play a key role in bridging the gap between paper and digital. Smoother admissions management and ease of use allow staff to focus on patient care. and I am proud to see that the fi-800R is continuing to add value and meet CAIH’s needs of reliability, speed and compactness. We are looking forward to seeing it deployed in at least 300 more hospitals.”

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