This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws,... more »
When printing copies of medical files from the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) the current program prints a cover page that contains PII that has no purpose for office use for every Progress Note printed. Since most Progress Notes are only one page long, deletion of this cover page from the program would typically result in a 50% reduction of the paper used.
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For check in's and information sheets for veterans printe the needed information on smaller sheet sized such as 4 by 8. Often printed information for daily VA Medical Center infromation from patients to office use only use one fourth or half of a sheet of paper. One way to reduce this cost would be to print that information on smaller pieces of paper.
Federal Government agencies use millions of pieces of paper per day.
There should be reminders around the offices to "Be Green-Print Only When Necessary."
The federal government could save milions of dollars per year by eliminating many of the unnecessary print jobs on a daily basis.
FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Requests involve copying a paper claim to give to the Veteran or Claimant.
Attorney Copy Requests involve copying a paper claim to give to the Attorney, Veteran or Claimant.
I suggest that we utilize scanners rather than copiers with these requests. We should scan in the paper... more »
In my office, a huge stack of paper pay stubs come in every 2 weeks. With the availability of the myPay web site, we should not still be distributing paper pay stubs.
The myPay web site also maintains the W-2s. There is no use in mailing out these forms each year, with the printing and shipping costs.
The Federal Government would save millions of dollars if paper pay stubs and w-2s were discontinued.
The reality is that copies are still printed for various uses:... more »
Incoming faxes can be automatically turned into a .pdf and sent to an email account or department inbox for action. Between VA Education/Compensation and Pension/Veterans Service Centers and hospitals, this could save 15-20 million each year in paper and fax machine costs. If successful with the VA, other federal agencies could impliment the same.
Save the government time & money! We can even reduce privacy violations by eliminating the need for information to be recorded or transferred via paper.
This can be accomplished in the following ways:
-Discontinue use of paper encounters which record information when a patient checks in for an appointment by implementing an electronic device(lap top, tough book, ipad) to record this information... more »