EDCO Awarded Patent for Medical Record Scanning Technology and Process

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EDCO® Group Inc. was awarded a patent for its medical record scanning and indexing technology, called Solarity®. This technology improves efficiency and quality in the medical record scanning process, and does not require the manual separation of documents or use of labels, such as bar codes or form templates.

EDCO Awarded Patent
Solarity enables paper documents and records to be scanned at the point of care, indexed, and inserted into an EMR in one hour or less with 99% or better quality metrics.

On July 30, 2013, EDCO® Group Inc. was awarded a patent from the US Patent & Trademark Office for its medical record scanning and indexing technology, called Solarity®. This technology improves efficiency and quality in the medical record scanning process, and does not require the manual separation of documents or use of labels, such as bar codes or form templates.

The Solarity technology and process, patent number 8,498,878, enables the classification and separation of documents based on content as opposed to the appearance of the document. Rather than utilizing uniquely designed forms or bar code labels on individual documents, EDCO’s Solarity technology uses the content of the document to assign a document classification, such as a progress note or radiology report. Classification of each individual document is completed automatically based on continually improving recognition models. These automated steps in the scanning and indexing process minimize human intervention, which results in reduced cost and expedited processes. Solarity is currently being utilized by more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout North America.

"The healthcare industry is changing rapidly, and it is critical for all documents to be scanned and indexed quickly and accurately for patient care," said Marv Addink, Vice President of Innovation and co-inventor of the patented technology and process. "Solarity enables paper documents and records to be scanned at the point of care, indexed, and inserted into an EMR in one hour or less with 99% or better quality metrics."

For more information regarding EDCO’s patented Solarity technology and process, please visit http://www.solaritysoftware.com.

About EDCO Group Inc.

EDCO Group Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is the corporate entity representing two divisions: ABI® Document Support Services and EDCO® Health Information Solutions. These divisions provide health information management and records retrieval solutions to more than 3,000 healthcare facilities, insurance carriers, and law firms throughout the United States and Canada.

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