Advocate Health Care Selects Brainware Distiller for Accounts Payable Automation

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Brainware announced today that Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s top health systems and the largest care provider in Illinois with 12 hospitals and more than 250 sites of care, is partnering with Brainware Distiller to create optimal efficiency and visibility in accounts payable automation. This implementation will replace Advocate’s Cardiff OCR application.

"It was a real eye-opener in terms of the possibilities intelligent data capture offered for building efficiency in our accounts payable function,” said Sonia Lewis, manager of accounts payable, Advocate Health Care.

Brainware announced today that Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s top health systems and the largest care provider in Illinois with 12 hospitals and more than 250 sites of care, is partnering with Brainware Distiller to create optimal efficiency and visibility in accounts payable automation. This implementation will replace Advocate’s Cardiff OCR application.

“We observed a presentation by Anixter International outlining the success they’d had in using this technology to boost productivity and accountability in their accounts payable routine, and it was a real eye-opener in terms of the possibilities intelligent data capture offered for building efficiency in our accounts payable function,” said Sonia Lewis, manager of accounts payable, Advocate Health Care.

“We welcome Advocate Health Care to the growing list of healthcare providers using intelligent data capture. Through these efficiencies, Advocate plans to streamline back-end processes to drive resources into their core mission of creating the best place for patients to heal, physicians to practice and associates to work,” said Carl E. Mergele, executive vice president and General Manager at Brainware.

To learn more about the benefits of intelligent data capture in healthcare, read “Transforming the Back Office with a Single Keystroke,” published in the September 2011 edition of Healthcare Financial Management.

About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s top 10 health systems, based on clinical performance, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children’s hospitals, five Level I trauma centers, two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its three major teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $474 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2010. For more information visit http://www.advocatehealth.com.

About Brainware
Brainware, part of Perceptive Software, a Lexmark company , is an innovative provider of intelligent data capture and enterprise search solutions that help Global 2000 companies eliminate costly manual data entry, rapidly process large volumes of documents and retrieve data from across the enterprise. Its solutions were built from the ground up to manage unstructured data without templates, exact definitions, taxonomies or indexing. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, Brainware maintains global sales and support operations through its North American, U.K. and European offices. Brainware customers include Airbus, Alcon, Anadarko, BB&T, Baylor Health Care System, British American Tobacco, BSkyB, Clear Channel Communications, Cleveland Clinic, Continental Airlines, CORT, Frontier Communications, Gardner Denver, Halliburton, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, Johns Manville, KPMG, NEC, NHS/Steria, Newell Rubbermaid, Old Dominion Freight Line, Philip Morris International, Resurrection Health Care, Reynolds & Reynolds, Shell, Southern Company, Sun Chemical, The Bank of New York Mellon/SourceNet, TriZetto, and many others. For more information, please visit http://www.brainware.com.

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