Document Scanning for Healthcare: In-House or Outsourced?


Document scanning is one of the simpler solutions available for the healthcare industry, but that doesn't mean it's "one size fits all." You still have a lot of options and plenty of control--like, for example, deciding whether you'll scan in-house or outsource the whole job. Today, we're here to help make that choice a little bit easier.

Savvy Scanning

Here's the truth: no matter how you do it, document scanning is definitely worth your time. It's the first step on the path to a paperless healthcare facility, and, on top of that, it helps improve security, communication, productivity, and more--things that will benefit both you and your patients. Scanning is also simple, affordable, and reliable--and, even better, it can help you get rid of those huge stacks of paper that seem to gather on every desk corner.

With that said, it's also important to take your time and choose the right scanning solutions for your unique needs. That generally leads you to one big question: in-house or outsourced?

Here's a closer look at both options!



When you choose in-house document scanning, you're in charge of everything. You get to decide what your goals are and how to meet them, exactly how you want to get and stay organized during the process, and what needs to be shredded instead of scanned. This is especially important for sensitive healthcare data.


The thing is, when you choose in-house document scanning, you're also responsible for everything. Extra costs, the price of the scanner itself, the work involved--everything falls on your shoulders.



Outsourced document scanning is simple and fast. Experts will handle all the hard work for you, and you'll even get an up-front quote to make it easier to budget everything out. You can also choose security options that will protect your patients' privacy.


You relinquish a certain level of control when you outsource anything, and scanning is no exception. You won't be able to manage every little detail in pursuit of your specific goals, and you won't have the opportunity to organize your precise specifications.

So, what's right for you when it comes to document scanning? Contact us today for help making this big decision!