GoScan makes it easy for North Dakota to quickly and accurately collect patient forms and get the data into a central database so they can make decisions based on actual data. GoScan was affordable enough for North Dakota to purchase a statewide license to use for flu and other public health data collection efforts.
Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2009
GoScan® today announced that the State of North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) (http://www.ndhealth.gov) has purchased a statewide license of GoScan software to help track cases of the pandemic H1N1 (swine) flu virus.
NDDH is responsible for tracking swine flu cases from 53 counties in North Dakota. Data collected includes the number of cases per county by age, gender, allergies, underlying medical conditions, and other factors. GoScan is the "first line of defense" in a sophisticated data collection system designed to provide NDDH with fast, accurate information on patients who are infected with swine flu or who are receiving swine flu vaccinations. GoScan also is being used by the Los Angeles County Department of Health to track H1N1 (swine) flu cases.
The scanning solution enables local government health agencies to track cases and more quickly administer countermeasures including pharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antivirals, medical materials such as masks and ventilators, and interventions such as quarantine. GoScan software works with existing scanners or copiers of every type to convert paper documents into digital images and securely transfer the images from remote sites to a central processing location.
According to Mike Stuhley, GoScan president, GoScan software was chosen due to its affordability for a statewide license and requires no training. Users simply put a document into the scanner feeder and select the big green button on the computer screen. All other functions are pre-programmed for the user. This cuts down on training, support and user errors.
"Technology has to be simple to use statewide in an emergency," Stuhley said. "GoScan makes it easy for North Dakota to quickly and accurately collect patient forms and get the data into a central database so they can make decisions based on actual data. GoScan was affordable enough for North Dakota to purchase a statewide license to use for flu and other public health data collection efforts."
About GoScan Inc.:
GoScan is a leading provider of simple, powerful and affordable scanning solutions for business, healthcare, education and government. Leading organizations like Glidewell Labs, Kaiser Permanente, Motivational Fulfillment, and the U.S. Marine Corps use GoScan "every day on every desktop" to capture and classify their documents. GoScan works with any scanner and there are never any per page costs. GoScan enables organizations to capture data from paper sources and move that paper electronically where it is needed most. More information is available at http://www.goscan.com.