Organized, calming, informative, professional, understandable and easy to find. This is quite a list of things your information has to be in the medical field. With all this in mind, you then add room for variable data, space for new data (prescriptions, notes...) as well as any other factors that may come up.
Whether it is a major operation, long term care or relatively simple procedures, the information has to flow. So how do you package it? What follows are the most common forms of medical information packaging we see. Often one organization will need more than one solution for different situations.
Presentation binders are 3-ring binders that are a heavily paper stock - sort of a cross between a 3-ring binder and a pocket folder. These are particularly useful for changing information needs, adding and taking out sections as needed, along with pockets that can hold notes, brochures and other information.
Strong, but reasonably priced, presentation binders are a great option for short term and medium term care issues. Presentation binders also pair well with index tab dividers, allowing for organized (and variable) messaging inside.
Printable full color one side or two, laminated one side or two, with ring sizes up to a 1" ring (holds 180 sheets).
Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute
Portfolio Style Presentation Binder
Bank of 7 tabs, 4 color process one side, gloss lamination
Portfolio Presentation Binder die #129, 4 color process one side, gloss lamination one side, 1" round ring, flat pockets right and left with card cuts.
For information binders that need to last - either long term care or for tracking information on the floor, the Corporate Image 3-ring binders are strong and the branding will stay clean and sharp for years.
These binders have been lab tested to 250,000 flexes (the equivalent of 34 years of 20 uses a day) with out failure. For heavy use, or anything that needs to be permanent, a 3-ring binder is the way to go.
Printable full color cover and liner, protective lamination on cover and liner. On orders of 250+, options of spot PMS colors, varnish debossing, foil stamping, custom die cut windows and more.
Artesian Cancer Center
Winner Best Binder in the World 2011
Made from 100% post consumer waste board, with FSC certified 100% PCW paper printed with soy inks. This binder is a flush cut round-back binder with a 1.5" D-ring. The paper is an 80# Oatmeal Endleaf paper. This binder was debossed, printed and foil-stamped.
Sometimes you need a whole marketing kit to send out. HealthPartners needed a great 3-ring binder and tab dividers, but also a shipping box that matched. What they came up with was a spectacular kit.
specs: Roundback 3-ring binders printed 2PMS over 1PMS liner. Bank of 6 tab dividers 1PMS, and corrugate tuck closure box with handle printed 2PMS - soft touch matte laminate.
Pocket folders are a great way to contain information. Patients can keep their information intact both in the office and at home.
Each pocket of a pocket folder holds about 20 sheets of paper. Printable full color one side or two, lamination one side or two. Options include portfolio closures, horizontal or vertical pockets.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
specs: A pocket folder software package, the left side is a full glued panel with a single CD cut. Printed 4cp + gloss varnish. 6-1/8" wide x 9" high die #406
Sales Boxes and Marketing Kits
When every situation can be a little different, or there is a lot of variable data, sometimes a box is the best option. paperboard sales and marketing kits offer a unique look, full color printing and a vast array of possibilities for closures.
One of the best features is the flexibility of the interior dividers. From file folders, tab dividers, pocket folders and cut sheets, there is no limit to variations of information that can be stored in a sales box neatly and with full branding.
Meyocks Group / Delta Dental of Iowa
Pocket Folder 1: Custom pocket folder, flat glueless pocket right, vertical pocket left - 1PMS and spot UV
Pocket Folder 2: Custom pocket folder, flat glueless pocket right, vertical pocket left - 4cp + 1 PMS and spot UV
Sales Box: Die #8555, 2cPMS outside, 3cPMS inside, natural matte one side.
Tab Dividers: Bank of 7, 1cPMS + dull varnish