Dispel the Confusion Between EMR, EHR and ECM

Advanced Processing & Imaging to host a complimentary webinar Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET with Neighborly Care Network and Fujitsu.

Deerfield Beach, FL, January 08, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Advanced Processing & Imaging (API), developers of innovative enterprise content management solutions, will collaborate with Neighborly Care Network and Fujitsu to host a complimentary webinar on Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET to help dispel the confusion between Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM).

“With myriad technology solutions available for the healthcare industry, including EMR, EHR and ECM – it’s no wonder why many professionals are confused,” said Juan Rodriguez, co-founder of Advanced Processing & Imaging. “That’s why I’ve invited two of our strategic partners to help dispel the confusion in a convenient webinar.”

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Neighborly Care Network is a pioneer in elder care, with milestones including the first federally funded Meals on Wheels program and the first adult day care center in the United States. Currently, the organization serves 8,100 clients across the state of Florida.

Neighborly made the decision to move from paper to electronic document management, and looked for an enterprise solution to meet its specific requirements. These included exceptional ease of use to accommodate staff and volunteers with varying levels of technology expertise; remote access over the Web; and integration with the CH Mack Q Continuum System™ for case management, Sage ABRA for human resources administration and the Microsoft Dynamics™ SL payroll and accounting system.

To solve Neighborly’s document management needs, API provided a complete solution that included OptiView® ECM, OptiView Web™, Form Processor™ and Fujitsu fi-6130 scanners.

The change from paper to electronic documents has streamlined and accelerated processes, while saving money in many areas. Instead of searching for paper records, Neighborly staff can access required information in seconds, thanks to the intuitive search functionality of OptiView ECM. With a central repository, there is no more confusion about which is the latest version of a document. OptiView ECM has reduced the turnaround for vendor invoices from three weeks to three days; eliminated $5,000 in FedEx charges per year; and replaced back-and-forth faxing.

Web-based access to OptiView ECM offers even greater process optimization. “Major vendors have direct, controlled access to the system so they can track invoices and update information,” said David Lind, CIO at Neighborly. “We are no longer letting paper drive our processes.” A major benefit of OptiView ECM is the ability to share records and documents over secure connections, thereby maintaining compliance with HIPAA.

The document management solution from API also enabled Neighborly to qualify for the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by serving as the repository for electronic patient records. “OptiView allows us to maintain complete and up-to-date electronic medical records that are immediately accessible. Thanks in large part to the successful OptiView implementation, our upcoming approval as a PACE center was the fastest in the nation.”

Fujitsu fi-6130 is a sheet-fed scanner that boosts document handling productivity without taking up too much space—or breaking the budget. This compact sheet-fed document scanner offers outstanding value for the money. With duplex scanning performance of up to 80 images per minute in monochrome and grayscale, the fi-6130 scanner handles up to 60 images per minute in color at 300 dpi, offering unparalleled image detail as well as speed.

To register for the complimentary webinar “EMR + Business Documents = ECM”, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/948349433. Then, join Advanced Processing & Imaging, Neighborly Care Network and Fujitsu on Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. for an informative webinar that will help dispel the confusion between EMR, EHR and ECM.

About Advanced Processing & Imaging
Founded in 1996, Advanced Processing & Imaging (API) develops software solutions that enable public and private organizations, across a range of industries, to implement an efficient and effective paperless environment. The API enterprise content management (ECM) portfolio includes document management and imaging, records management, workflow and agenda administration. The company is a certified IBM® Business Partner, Microsoft® Gold Partner and Microsoft® ISV. Powerful solutions, the ability to seamlessly integrate with line-of-business applications and world-class customer care set API apart from their competition. For more information about API or going paperless, please visit www.apimg.com or call 800.430.7011.

Advanced Processing & Imaging
Christopher Warner