From chaotic emergency rooms to quiet waiting rooms, the healthcare industry relies on technology to perform its tasks reliably so carers can focus on the health of patients rather than the health of their IT equipment. The day-to-day operations of most healthcare facilities produces a great number of printed documents so having printers that can be relied on to handle rigorous use is paramount. When your equipment works well, it is almost invisible, faithfully plugging away and producing prints day in, day out with ease. As a result, it is easy to dismiss the impact a quality machine can have in a healthcare environment.
For care professionals, they need tools that help them do their job quickly, efficiently and reliably. Just as you wouldn’t consider an MRI or X-Ray machine that didn’t perform flawlessly, the same level of quality must also be demanded from your administrative equipment as well. This is the primary design goal of the latest series of scalable, modular monochrome laser printers. The range is built from the ground up with flexibility in mind allowing you to create the type of system you want. In essence, it is one machine to all people.
Flexible to your needs
Whether it is a smaller two tray printer in a GP office or a high volume floor standing-model in a hospital, the latest range can be modularly adapted to fit your workflow. Brother understands that every healthcare professional is different and that the needs of an environment can change over time. There are seven base models in the range starting at the HL-5100DN three tray system running at 40 pages per minute through to the larger Multi-Function MFC-L6900DW which sports five trays, a slew of productivity features and a blistering 50 pages per minute speed. Depending on budget and feature set, a base model can be selected then expanded in the future with extra paper trays and various optional accessories. Even the trays themselves come in multiple sizes so you can choose between 250 page or 520 page capacity.
Adding a new paper try isn’t only so you can increase the capacity of paper on the printer but is rather a way to provide extra functionality to the printer as well. By specifying which print jobs use which tray, you can have all your scripts in one tray, pathology slips in another, have one tray for radiology slips and fourth tray for administration/letterheads etc. In a larger environment and combined with networking and workgroup features, a single machine can service an entire ward or medical centre.
Helping you help others
By taking advantage of the modular design and having dedicated trays for different types of jobs, there is never a need to switch paper types, therefore saving administration time. With the latest range of Brother Printers you are also able to share critical patient information while maintaining HIPAA compliance, facilitate electronic health records interoperability, and improve record keeping while enhancing the quality of care and streamlining your workflow.
The great printing solution should work for you to help raise efficiency and free up staff to concentrate on their important work with patients. The healthcare industry is of particular importance to Brother as it is unlike any other business. In a regular office, a half hour saved is only extra minutes for more work but in healthcare that time translates directly to helping people. That is the goal, to help you so you can better help others leaving you to do the important work you are trained for and leaving the worry or frustration of administration to us.
Helping to find the perfect solution
Brother has a dedicated Corporate Solutions Team whose sole purpose is to work with companies to discuss complete technology packages tailored to the specific needs of a workspace. Headed by Luke Howard, Brother International Australia’s Commercial Market Development Channel Manager, the team is dedicated to delivering top of the range products and solutions to assist customers in meeting their evolving business needs. The team will endeavour to better understand your print environment and come up with a suite of products to improve your workflow. Our products are compatible/integrated with multiple software packages used in the healthcare industry including Cerner, EPIC and Meditech.
Understanding the Range
The range are monochrome laser printers available at different price points and feature sets. The range is comprised of Multi-Function printers as part of the MFC series and dedicated printers in the HL series. The MFC series has three models namely the MFC-L5755DW, MFC-L6700DW and the MFC-L6900DW in ascending order of price. The Printer series has four models being the HL-L5100DN, HL-L5200DW, HL-L6200DW and the HL-L6400DW, again, in ascending order of price. Starting from a base machine, each new model has additional features, faster speeds and different connectivity options. The top tier machines for the Multi-Function and the Printer Monochrome Laser ranges contain the highest level of innovation on offer with unique technologies perfectly suited to the healthcare industry.
The top of the range Multi-Function printer is the MFC-L6900DW which clocks in at a blistering 50ppm and has an RRP of $1799. It can be built as a floor standing model with 6 optional trays, a 12.3cm touchscreen and 80 page document feeder. It has 1GB of memory and comes with the added connectivity of Near Field Communication which allows for extra security features and copy tracking. It uses ultra-high yield toner at up to 20,000 pages and has optional extras available like a mailbox stacker/sorter. This unit would be ideal for a workgroup environment or printing room but will also work brilliantly in a smaller practice or nursing home office.
The HL-L6400DW can also be built as a floor standing workhorse which can pump out prints at a rate of 50 pages per minute and has USB host functionality to be used in conjunction with card readers. It has a user-friendly 4.6cm touchscreen and fast processing thanks to its 512MB of memory. When it comes to connectivity, it has both wired and wireless Ethernet and Near Field Communication compatibility. Like its Multi-Function cousin, it takes advantage of an ultra-high yield toner, can use up to five paper trays (520 input/ 250 output) and is compatible with mailbox stacker/sorter attachments.
Finally, all units, across all ranges, have enterprise level security features such as Secure Function Lock (SFL) 3.0, NFC card reader, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Print Archive, Secure Reset, Active Directory and Certificate Management.
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