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SOURCE Kodak Alaris
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, healthcare providers face the challenge of managing and exchanging patient information originating from paper and digital formats. To provide the best patient care, providers must have the ability to securely and efficiently convert and exchange such unstructured/structured content between fellow providers, with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system interoperability-or by a secure Direct independent means.
Even as a range of providers have implemented EMR technology, the industry remains challenged by inconsistent adoption rates of the Meaningful Use (MU) government mandate. As a result, providers who are unable to uniformly exchange patient information across the healthcare continuum risk a reduction in referrals, which can negatively impact revenue. Additionally, providers who cannot attest to MU2 face reduced reimbursement rates.
To address these urgent health IT communication needs, Kodak Alaris and Inofile have partnered to offer the ConnectCare Solution, a structured Direct patient information solution featuring INOFILE Kno2™ software. The affordable new solution is based on easily implemented, cloud-based software that captures and manages patient information regardless of its source or format. The ConnectCare Solution with Inofile's Kno2 software transforms and structures patient information and provides a secure Direct Messaging capability within the DirectTrust framework. This solution helps to transition patient information between EMR and non-EMR providers to complete the Continuum of Care and offers a secure fax alternative.
"Many small-to-midsize providers have been unable to cost justify implementation of EMR, leaving them without options to securely communicate various forms of healthcare information in a timely manner to support patient-centered care objectives," said Dolores Kruchten, President of Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging division. "We are excited to combine our world-class document imaging technology and Inofile's Kno2 Direct Messaging technologies to introduce a solution that enables any provider to transform and communicate patient information securely and electronically."
Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solution, part of a newly expanding healthcare solution portfolio, will debut at the Kodak Alaris booth (#8164) at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Feb. 23–26. Inofile also will be at the conference providing Kno2 demonstrations in suite MP 109 on the first floor outside of the exhibit hall, and at the HIMSS14 Interoperability Showcase.
"Kno2 is an easy-to-use, cost-effective, cloud-based application that creates an 'on-off ramp' between sources of unstructured clinical content and Electronic Medical Records systems as well as Health Information Exchange networks, including the nation's largest, SURESCRIPTS," said Inofile CEO Jon Elwell. "Combined with Kodak Alaris' document imaging technology, Kno2 offers providers in all care settings the ability to transform and securely communicate unstructured and structured patient information using standards-based protocols, helping to improve patient transition needs while connecting the Continuum of Care."
About Kodak Alaris
On September 3, 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) completed its acquisition of the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company known as Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying the speed and agility to meet market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris, which is licensed to use the Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these businesses to ensure long-term growth and success. The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging solutions enable customers to capture and consolidate data from digital and paper sources, understand and extract valuable insight from the contents, and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Our offerings include award-winning scanners, capture and information management software, an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support. With customers ranging from small offices to global operations, Kodak Alaris delivers superior systems and solutions to automate business processes, enhance customer interactions and enable better business decisions.
About Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solutions
Efficient health information exchange begins with Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solutions. Achieve provider interoperability by capturing, creating, and exchanging vital, structured, standards-based patient information. Transform your healthcare communications with Direct Messaging, a secure fax alternative method enabling providers to comply with government mandates and Meaningful Use requirements. Connect your continuum of patient-centered care with a foundation of world-renowned imaging hardware, software and solutions. To learn more, please visit kodakalaris.com/go/connectcaresolutions.
Inofile technology creates vital links to simplify healthcare. Its groundbreaking software solves one of the most complex and overlooked problems facing healthcare, transforming unstructured medical information into a common, standards-based format. Inofile connects the healthcare continuum with simple, cost-effective technology designed to integrate into any patient care setting. Learn more at www.inofile.com.
DirectTrust is a nonprofit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including health information service providers (HISPs), certificate authorities, registration authorities, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct network, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by the ONC. DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, please visit www.directtrust.org.
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