Ricoh Awarded Leading Healthcare Document Management Contract

Ricoh set to bring top software solutions to the Premier healthcare alliance

Oct 18, 2010, 09:00 ET from Ricoh Americas Corporation

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced a contract win with one of the nation's top healthcare purchasing networks, Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P. of the Premier healthcare alliance. The document management contract covers a vast range of management needs including document creation, storage and distribution among the healthcare industry nationwide. Ricoh's technology, services and software-based solutions address the changing industry needs around information collection, replication and storage of healthcare documents for healthcare organizations nationwide.

"Premier reaches more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and nearly 70,000 other healthcare sites each year. Ricoh's software-based systems and solutions go beyond traditional organization and management of electronic and paper documents and will bring speed and accuracy to Premier's aggressive drive and commitment to deliver high quality, cost-effective services to all of its members," said Dave Barwick, Director of Healthcare, Ricoh Americas Corporation.

The contract also includes software-based solutions that organize and manage electronic and paper documents throughout an organization. Ricoh's contract with Premier will focus on paper forms – both stock and non-stock; the conversion, management and archiving of paper to electronic documents; all document imaging needs; and both on-site and off-site management of print shop functions.

Ricoh's software based document solutions not only help to mitigate the issues and challenges that paper forms bring to health care organizations, but they address the costs associated with printing and provide rules management across the enterprise.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and nearly 70,000 other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 billion.

Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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