INNOVATION AND WELLBEING: COLUMBUS CHOOSES EPSON

MAKE THE SWITCH: INKJET TECHNOLOGY ENTERS THE HEALTH SECTOR

INNOVATION AND WELLBEING: COLUMBUS CHOOSES EPSON

Reliability, speed and no impact on their surrounding environment: these are the features that Columbus Clinic Centre, an Italian clinic of excellence, was looking for in printers for its offices, analysis laboratories and surgical unit. Today, 100 Epson WorkForce inkjet units fulfil the specific requirements of each department.

COLUMBUS CLINIC CENTRE: ITALIAN EXCELLENCE THAT AIMS FOR INNOVATION

Founded in 1949, Columbus Clinic Centre is a private nursing home in Milan offering high-quality medical and surgical services. Patients are monitored by professionals with proven experience in all the phases of the clinical pathway: diagnostic tests, admission, surgical treatment and, in some cases, the rehabilitation phase.

With excellence in the medical health field a point of pride, efficiency is one of the Columbus Clinic Centre's strong points, and its main mission is always being at the forefront. To this end, it uses state of the art equipment: the recent "hybrid" theatre and operating theatres equipped with robotic surgical systems demonstrate the attention paid to the constant evolution of medicine.

"The Columbus clinic is completely private," says Angelo Bresciani, technical director of Columbus Clinic Centre. "It operates in the health sector with 130 beds, exclusively in single rooms. We have six operating theatres, a hybrid theatre, three intensive care units, and resonance, CT, X-ray and mammography departments. We need to operate with a fast and punctual administration so that quotes are communicated to insurance companies in good time. Hence we needed efficient office equipment."

IN INKJET TECHNOLOGY, COLUMBUS CLINIC CENTRE HAS FOUND THE OPTIMUM SOLUTION FOR ANY OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT

Always at the forefront, whether in the therapeutic or technological environment, the Columbus Clinic has chosen Epson to equip all its departments with the most efficient printing solutions on the market: the Epson WorkForce Pro and WorkForce Enterprise models, the most recent Epson printers capable of producing up to 100 pages a minute.

Each department has found a solution to its own specific needs. Epson WorkForce Enterprise won out for the requirements of two offices whose hallmark is productivity and reliability: from the medical records office, which needs high speeds and precision stackers to produce high print volumes, to the secretariat-admissions department, which needs uninterrupted functioning and clear high-quality printing to provide an efficient service to anyone needing health services. This same print quality and precision are indispensable elements for anyone using the information contained in them to write reports or provide indications for treatment prescriptions, such as the analysis laboratory and department secretariats. We then come to the pre-surgical unit, where the "neutrality" of the printer and the minimal need to replace consumables and maintain equipment offer the necessary safety for such a delicate operational environment.

This element of reduced intervention in terms of technical assistance played an important role in the selection of the Epson inkjet by Columbus Clinic.

With the patient always at the centre of attention, the health facility was always looking for solutions that would have no maintenance or operative impact on the surrounding environment, which by its very nature should be protected as much as possible and free from any disturbance. For this reason, it was necessary to carry out specific tests before selecting the Epson bid.

"We were looking for fast and reliable printers but above all, printers that didn't produce emissions into the environment," explains Bresciani. "This is the feature which compelled us to select Epson WorkForce multifunction printers."

During the initial visit to the clinic, the Epson dealer analysed our needs and criticalities, which in his opinion the Epson WorkForce would have no problem resolving. Some test models were then installed inside the facility and the results were surprising: not only did everything work correctly, but the innovation was immediately accepted by the staff. So the clinic decided to install 100 multifunction printers in various departments.

"I think this fully met the clinic's requirements," said Roberto Caroni, the owner of Ci.Erre Ufficio. "The problem was certainly technical in nature: the printers we used to have often required maintenance, which resulted in mechanical downtimes. So I suggested Epson WorkForce multifunction printers, which improve productivity because they don't need frequent cleaning as is required by units that use toner and because most of the few technical interventions needed can be done remotely."

INKJET PRINTERS IN THE OFFICE: RELIABILITY AND MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Epson WorkForce office inkjet printers are up to 3.5 times faster than the competition's laser printers, and with their environmental impact reduced to a minimum, they are the ideal solution for any company. Available in various models and configurations, they allow companies to increase productivity and efficiency in the office without giving up quality.

With a waste reduction of up to 94% compared to laser printers, the Epson WorkForce printers offer reliability, speed, simplicity and convenience. They also allow a reduction of up to 92% in CO2 emissions and a saving in electricity costs because they don't use heat in the printing process, so they also reduce management costs.

Bresciani continues: "At the Columbus Clinic today, we have WorkForce Pro and WorkForce Enterprise Epson printers, thanks to which the various departments, operating theatres, outpatient departments and the administration can respond with maximum efficiency to requests from patients and contracted companies. These printers are state of the art solutions that confirm the excellence of the Columbus Clinic Centre."

"Although in the past inkjet printers were always considered more suitable for use at home or in an industrial environment, today their efficiency, simplicity and convenience provide companies with numerous benefits compared to laser printers. The experience of the Columbus Clinic is an excellent example of how the equipment we use in the office can make a difference in terms of time, productivity and respect for the environment," explains Flavio Attramini, Head of Business Sales of Epson Italy.