Rancho Cordova, California (PRWEB) December 30, 2013
Health science companies are becoming increasingly concerned with the exorbitant labor costs and quality issues created by document scanning and related manual paper-based processes. As companies learn more about the cost of digitizing paper documents, Scan is becoming the industry’s new four-letter word.
To help BioPharma companies quantify the true cost of manual paper-based processes, such as scanning, tagging, and paper archiving, SureClinical announced today that it’s making available 'Estimating Trial Master File Costs,' a new white paper. Besides this free report, SureClinical is also offering its health science cloud-consulting service to help companies evaluate, design, and implement collaborative cloud computing solutions for content management.
As health science companies increasingly move from paper to electronic systems, many important regulatory documents, contracts, and workflows still utilize wet ink signatures on hardcopy documents. Hardcopy paper documents are sent by overnight delivery for signature, shipped back overnight, manually scanned and tagged, and then archived in electronic document management systems. Companies that thought moving from paper to electronic systems would save money are increasingly finding that significant costs are involved in scanning, tagging, and processing paper.
When health science companies signed up to “go electronic” to eliminate paper by digitizing paper documents, many of them didn’t realize the significant investment in labor, software, and scanning equipment that would be required. Digitizing documents is an extremely labor-intensive process that typicall
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