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Cardon & Associates [Success Story]

Video Length - 02:13

Cardon & Associates, a senior living organization, explains how the efficiency of Sharp multifunction printers (MFPs) have freed up resources. This helps allow them to better focus on taking care of what matters, their residents.


Video Transcription



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James Barnhill (Director of Network Operations at Cardon & Associates):

My name's Jeff Barnhill I'm the director of network operations for Cardon. Cardon and Associates is a senior living company. We operate 21 communities across Central and Southern Indiana. We've been family owned and operated since 1977

Intro montage that contains shots of James Barnhill and the hallways of the facility where someone is being pushed on a wheelchair by one of the nurses.

and provide a full suite of skilled nursing services as well as rehab and assisted and independent living.

A short collection of different angles of some physical therapy and recovery taking place with one of the residents on a physical therapy staircase.

Andrew Keen (HFA Administrator Bell Trace Health & Living Center):

Technology is extremely important to a Skilled Nursing Facility because we're constantly asked to provide higher outcomes and shorter periods of time with the less resources and the technology that we're able to bring into the building frees up resources and frees up time so we can give that back to our guests. We understand that we are not as good as being at home so we strive to be the next best thing to home.

Andrew Keen is in his office organizing paperwork and writing down notes in his notepad then walks to the Sharp MFPs (multifunction printers) located in the hallway outside of his office to collect a print job.

James Barnhill: There are approximately 100 Sharp MFPs throughout the 21 campuses. So one of our greatest printing challenges historically has been cost, the high cost to operate.

Andrew Keen: We were spending a tremendous amount of money on toner, repairs, service calls, things of that nature.

James Barnhill: The Sharp MFPs allowed us to reduce the cost per page dramatically and realize a significant savings over time.

Close ups of the process to print on the MFPs printers are shown from navigating the mini-LED screen to print a job, to the print job coming out of the side of the printer.

Tangie Shirly (RN Clinical Specialist at Cardon & Associates):

If you were to ask any of our caregivers our number one focus is our patient in our residence and being able to take care of them the best way that we possibly can. I believe that technology gives our staff, our nurses it gives them the tools that they need to be able to do their job. We have to provide them with high-quality products so that they can in turn take care of our patients. If we did not have the Sharp printers we wouldn't be able to function as a company. There's a lot of things that have to be signed by hand by physicians and our providers and then we have to take those paper documents and scan them back into the medical record.

A montage highlighting the process of scanning paper documents back into the medical record. The first few shots display a woman doing a print job using the MFPs printers. Afterwards, Tangie Shirly is seen pushing a cart loaded with boxes containing organized paper documents. The last shot is of Tangie Shirly storing the paper documents into a file drawer in one of the offices at the property.

James Barnhill: The Sharp's are more than just printers. They're part of the overall technology picture at Cardon. Just like the other technology devices that we have, they allow our clinicians to take care of residents like Cardon wants to take care of residents.

A clip of James Barnhill talking to a interview off camera is played, the video fades out into a solid background with the sharp logo centered in the middle.

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