advanced capture for medical records

$36 Billion Cautionary Tale for Digital Transformation | Medical Records

A joint investigation by Fortune Magazine and Kaiser Health News offers a very useful case study of sorts for the negative ramifications of digital transformation projects that are not well-defined or coordinated. The results of this investigation were published in a recent long-form article by Fortune called, “Death by a Thousand Clicks.” You’ll want to […]

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Medical Claims Processing for Machine Printed and Handwritten Forms [Video]

Manually processing medical claim forms is time consuming and prone to errors. Most claims are originated and transmitted electronically, but there is still a significant amount that are sent using paper. Automating this paper process is not easy as medical claims are complex and hard-to-read forms. Parascript’s advanced document capture and recognition software, FormXtra, makes […]

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The Cost of Medical Snooping

A new HIMSS healthcare security just came out that identifies the very real risk of HIPAA non-compliance by healthcare staff (you can find a nice article summarizing the report here). The penalty in terms of fines for health-related security breaches is quite severe at around $810,000. In another report, 61% of healthcare organizations reported a security […]

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“Document Interoperability” is Key for Meaningful Use

There is a great article in Healthcare IT News titled “Meaningful use creates medical bridges to nowhere”.  The article was the result of a discussion at the Clinton Foundation’s 2014 Health Matters Conference where Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of NantHealth, asserted that the incentives driving adoption of electronic medical records are causing severe problems with interoperability […]

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Health Data: How to Improve Productivity and “Meaningful Usability”

A recent IDC Health Insights Survey reveals that there is a lot of dissatisfaction with electronic health records by healthcare providers.  While many HER/EMR solutions providers tout improved access and efficiencies through the management of healthcare-related information and processes, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that there is dissatisfaction with the current state. Why? […]

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Practical Ideas for Extending Health Data with Handwritten Notes

I recently sat-in on a great HIMMS webinar called “Extending Your EMR with Business Intelligence Solutions” that has a lot of great examples of how analytics can be applied to health information stored within electronic medical and health records.  Just as I was about to question where scanned or handwritten information played in this healthcare “revolution” […]

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Eliminating Common Errors in Forms Processing for Healthcare

More and more hospitals and insurers are looking to move medical records, claims and enrollment applications online. However, due to doctors’ and patients’ limited access to computers and the ease of applying pen to paper, healthcare organizations are still very reliant on paper forms. The many steps involved in processing healthcare documents, from completing information […]

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