GoScan Helps Colorado and Guam Track Swine Flu Cases

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GoScan® today announced that the State of Colorado (CDPHE) and the Government of Guam (GDPHSS) health departments have purchased GoScan software to help track cases of the pandemic H1N1 (swine) flu virus. These are the fifth in a series of GoScan contracts with local and state government focusing on tracking H1N1 (swine) flu outbreaks.

Technology has to be simple to use in an emergency

GoScan® today announced that the State of Colorado (CDPHE) and the Government of Guam (GDPHSS) health departments have purchased GoScan software to help track cases of the pandemic H1N1 (swine) flu virus. These are the fifth in a series of GoScan contracts with local and state government focusing on tracking H1N1 (swine) flu outbreaks.

During an emergency such as the H1N1 pandemic, public health agencies are responsible for setting up public Points of Dispensing (PODs) and providing vaccinations to large numbers of persons. Adding private providers to these public PODs can dramatically increase the number of entities administering vaccines.

The public and private providers must adhere to common medical practices during an emergency, such as data collection and follow-up for potential adverse events related to the medication provided during the emergency. Previous patient-level documentation and POD tracking relied on physically transporting paper and manual data entry, which was time consuming and costly. It could also lead to delays in releasing life-saving vaccinations.

The GoScan flu scanning system delivers an automated data collection system that uses scanning technology and forms recognition software to allow public and private providers to scan patient screening and consent forms into a single secure database. GoScan will enable Colorado and Guam to process millions of patient-level vaccine forms on a daily basis from hundreds of sites and will provide fast, accurate data collection at an affordable price.

According to Mike Stuhley, GoScan president, GoScan software was chosen due to its affordability and because it requires virtually 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 users. This cuts down on training, support and user errors.

"Technology has to be simple to use in an emergency," Stuhley said. "GoScan makes it easy for Colorado and Guam 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 to purchase a license for every public and private provider 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.

For more information, please email press(at)goscan(dot)com.

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