Electronic health records
Accentus now offering document imaging
OTTAWA – Accentus Inc., a leading
provider of transcription services for the Canadian healthcare sector,
announced that it is launching document imaging and remote coding
applications. The combination of services will allow Accentus to offer
an integrated document management solution.
“Accessibility, availability, and usability of patient health
information are of paramount importance to providing the best possible
healthcare,” said Stephen Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Accentus Inc.
“Our services help healthcare organizations electronically capture and
manage patient data from multiple sources and make it available at the
click of a button.”
Accentus will offer archival, near real-time and real-time document
imaging services, bringing significant efficiency gains to each step in
the document imaging process.
Using patented software, Accentus Document Imaging Services automate
otherwise manual processes in the document preparation and scanning
stages – greatly reducing man-hours and human-error.
Accentus will also take a multi-tiered approach – supported by
industry-leading logic and intelligence software – to fully automate
image processing. Many functions such as content understanding,
indexing, forms recognition, electronic content separation and sorting,
content identification and/or extraction, rules based workflow
management, and, exception handling will be carried out electronically.
Through Accentus Remote Coding Services, healthcare organizations will
have access to a team of certified Health Information Management
professionals fully trained on the ICD-10-CA coding standard, as well
as, coding tools such as computer assisted coding and auditing software
and regulatory compliance functionality with submission interface.
Accentus’ integrated multifunctional document management platform, eDoc,
will support both new services. eDoc’s content management (ECM)
functionality allows for easy search and retrieval of scanned images,
the extraction and use of information contained within those images,
secure web enabled remote or shared access to documents, and easy
management of chart content deficiencies.
It can greatly enhance existing hospital electronic health records
systems that are image-enabled or can be integrated with those that are
Business Process Management software further enhances eDoc’s ECM
capability. Healthcare organizations can improve efficiency and
productivity by fully automating and streamlining business processes,
electronically distributing tasks, implementing and enforcing business
rules, documenting and measuring performance, and accessing data for
real-time and historical reporting.
Accentus offers a transactional fee structure, partial to full
outsourcing flexibility, a highly skilled workforce, end-to-end workflow
management, comprehensive reporting, SaaS based technology platform to
support services, strict adherence to both provincial and national (PIPEDA)
standards, and a strong commitment to quality.
About Accentus Inc.
Accentus provides Integrated Medical Document Management Solutions for
the creation of electronic health records. Leading hospitals, medical
clinics, and independent physicians across Canada rely on Accentus to
capture accurate and timely patient health information. Combining
state-of-the-art technology, human resources, industry knowledge, and
value-add services, Accentus, delivers outsourced or co-sourced medical
document management solutions based on a pay- and scale- as-you-go
business model. Accentus Enterprise Services meet the needs of hospitals
and large clinics and Accentus MD, is a hospital calibre transcription
service specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual doctors
and group practices. Accentus was founded in 2001, is headquartered in
Ottawa, Canada, and privately funded. For more information, see
Posted November 4, 2010