Electronic data capture is becoming a staple amongst all sized companies. It’s not hard to see why, where a business owner needed a transcriptionist to fill a role, now a device does it faster and more accurately. That being said some sectors were earlier adopters due to the large volume of physical handwritten and printed documents that they had to deal with on a daily basis. The legal, medical, and academic fields were some of those early adopters of electronic data capture technology because for them, the benefit to their companies and businesses was instantly apparent.
Electronic Data Capture Makes Clerical Work Easy:
1. Legal: Many legal firms start by using electronic data capture to digitize old case files, legal documents, and post-court materials. Many of these firms however, continue to use electronic data capture services because modern legal practice is still often done by hand. Rather than transcribing, optical character recognition software quickly converts court notes, legal documents, and other tangible documents into e-discoverable files.
2. Medical: Hospitals and clinics have patient records and certificates often going back decades, sometimes even hundreds of years. Not only are medical records one of the most difficult to update, but due to recent healthcare legislation, all files must be made digital to plug into the ICD-10 coding system. Electronic data capture makes an easy process of what would have required thousands of hours of manual transcription.
3. Academic: Updating old files is important in an academic field as many universities and high schools operated on purely written records prior to the 1990’s. One of the biggest advantages of converting academic materials into electronic data is that the academic sector faces some of the largest influxes of physical paper around enrolment and graduation time and has some of the greatest difficulty archiving static documents. Electronic data capture tools allow incoming paperwork to be entered into the system as soon as they arrive, rather than having to be transcribed before the next phase of processing.
While these three sectors receive clear and immediate benefits from adopting electronic data capture services, every industry has a place where document intake can be streamline. Print2eForms provides some of the most advanced document capture tools on the market to accommodate all manners of business. Contact us to see what tools we provide for your specific sector or industry.