eCopy ShareScan will be a part of the Health Story Project’s Use Case at the HIMSS 2012 Interoperability Showcase. Nuance will be demonstrating eCopy ShareScan that automatically converts unstructured paper documents to HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) files.
The converted files can then be distributed into electronic health records (EHRs).
eCopy ShareScan is a document scanning and workflow product for networked multifunction printers (MFPs.) It streamlines the scanning of paper documents by enabling touch-screen scanning on networked scanning devices. The solution enables hospitals and clinics to implement secure workflows for paper to digital conversions using existing investments in scanners and MFPs. eCopy ShareScan works with MFPs from Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Oce, Ricoh, Toshiba, Xerox and other leading vendors.
“With the increasing migration to EMRs and EHRs, the demand for scanning medical information into digital workflows and for archiving is high and still growing. A critical need going forward is the mining of both structured and unstructured medical data for better health outcomes and cost reduction,” said Angele Boyd, IDC GVP/GM, Imaging/Output Document Solutions.
A 2011 study by Nuance of forty physicians’ practices showed that even after they have implemented an EHR system, they continue to receive, generate, and manage paper records. Most are dissatisfied with their current scanning process because of high labor costs and time lapses. “Paper documents remain pervasive in healthcare workflows, particularly in the sharing of information between providers, and cause barriers to meeting Meaningful Use criteria in the adoption of electronic medical record systems,” said Robert Weideman, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Document Imaging. “By empowering any healthcare worker to use any scanner or MFP to securely convert paper into HL7 CDA files that can be consumed by EHRs and EMRs, we are helping speed access to patient data and making the patient record more complete, while ensuring compliance to patient privacy mandates such as HIPAA.”
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