RightFax and OCR for Actionable Healthcare Data

Combining the power of OCR and RightFax fax server technology provides almost real-time healthcare data necessary for optimization of healthcare practice management. A recent article on EHRIntelligence.com illustrated the need for actionable real-time data in healthcare. The lack of actionable real time data has left healthcare organizations unable to meet goals as analysis of data is often outdated and leaves organization unable to meet goals and remain competitive. According to David Susskind, VP of Hospitalist Operations at Hospital Physician Partners: “[a] cutting-edge practice management and charge capture tool” were necessary to address the introduction of real time data. ABBYY OCR data capture provides organizations with the tools necessary to improve the effectiveness of care and patient management.

OCR and RightFax for improved healthcare data

RightFax fax server technology provides organizations with a HIPAA compliant document delivery solution that provides OCR technology with a single point for all incoming documents. OCR data capture technology from ABBYY FlexiCapture integrates with RightFax to capture necessary and pertinent fields from incoming documents for population into practice management and EMR / EHR systems. ABBYY FlexiCapture provides automated capture that provides organizations with highly intelligent and accurate capture of data that improves billing processes and ensures that billable services are recorded for payment in a timely manner. ABBYY FlexiCapture provides healthcare organizations the ability to:

  • Automate data processing for exportation into practice management and EMR / EHR systems
  • Reduce claim processing time by 95%
  • Increase cash flow
  • Provide almost real-time, actionable data

ABBYY data capture technology provides healthcare organizations with fast delivery of patient and operational data to improve healthcare decisions and optimize care management. The automation of data capture and population into practice management systems allows organizations the ability to analyze recent processes which is necessary to analyze current practices for the process improvement needed to stay competitive in the healthcare industry.

Solution for Health Information Exchange Struggles

A recent HIMSS report indicated that healthcare organizations continually struggle to institute an effective means of health information exchange (HIE) that improves patient care through increased speed and quality of patient information exchange and decreased cost. Furthermore, the report found that those looking to improve the distribution of PHI are running into budgetary restrictions as other projects are found to be of higher priority.

According to Jennifer Horowitz, Senior Director of Research for HIMSS Analytics, “hospitals clearly understand the value of electronic sharing of health-related information among organizations […] but meaningful engagement between healthcare organizations and easy ways to share patient information, both in paper and electronic formats, still remain a challenge.”
Yet while industry leaders recognize the benefit of successful and dynamic health information exchange, the successful deployment of HIE that improves the quality of patient care through speedy and accurate information exchange is often placed as a lower priority to other projects and do not receive the budgetary resources necessary for adoption.
RightFax serves as a perfect solution to integrate electronic and paper based information exchange. RightFax provides:

  • Stable and tested integrations with all major EMR systems
  • Drastically costs
  • Improves speed of information exchange
  • Is a fully HIPAA compliant
  • Offers certified and encrypted delivery options

RightFax provides a cost-effective solution to bridge the information exchange gap within healthcare organizations that improves the quality of patient care. RightFax provides quick ROI that can be a huge win for organizations looking to extend savings from RightFax to other projects and initiatives.

Rise in Consumer Demands May Have Profound Effect on EMR Development

EMR development

The emergence of meaningful use mandates and the development of the electronic medical record markets have given rise to newly developed patient care expectations. The immediacy and ease of access to data has increased patient participation in their own care management and has sparked a growing demand in patient participation in self-care. A recent study has shown that while only a third of US consumers currently have full-access to their patient health information, more than eighty-four percent would like all of that data readily available for personal evaluation.

The growing demand for full-access to personal health information can only mean that new expectations and demands for personal care have emerged that may have a profound effect on the course of future EMR development. Kaveh Safavi, MD has already described such an effect on patient-provider relationships to Healthcare IT News : “Just as consumers can self-manage most other aspects of their lives, they expect to take greater ownership of their medical care, and they are willing to switch to doctors who share their values and are willing to provide access to consumer records.” With the rise in patient expectations, may we see a shift in developing EMR platforms that reflect consumer demand?